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Advanced Run

By ILYNS Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Jan 8, 2009

Launching programs, running commands, and opening documents are a piece of cake thanks to this free launcher's easy to navigate user interface.

Our first impression of Advanced Run's intuitive interface was a good one. The design is very no-nonsense. All you have to do is either type the name of the program, folder, or file you want to launch, or you can select it from the extensive drop-down list. A browse option also is included. The program employs command shortcuts and templates for quickly launching frequently used programs and files. Once we entered our command and clicked the OK button, the application immediately appeared. To locate a file as a different user, you do have to know the username and password. But as soon as we entered the information, we were able to jump in and launch and browse for programs with ease. The Settings menu lets you create and edit command shortcuts, import and export settings, and save command history.

The program does come with a Help feature, as well as an online FAQ, though we found them both lacking specific how-to information. But no worries--novices and experienced users alike will find this a very simple program to use for quickly launching programs.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3

Version 3 includes enhanced security profiles; Shortcut and command templates added; Settings sharing added.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 14, 2008
Version 3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista


Total Downloads 3,417
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Advanced Run is a free launcher that allows you to run any program, run any command line command, open and edit and print documents on behalf of any user account without switching between users. Take advantage of security profiles, command shortcuts and command templates, share your settings within your network. Use Advanced Run because it is simple, it is flexible, and it is completely free.

Version 3 enhanced security profiles, shortcut and command templates and settings sharing added.