Executor v1.0.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Mar 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Executor is a program launcher and functions as a very customizable replacement for the Windows "Run" tool. It supports user-defined keywords, hotkeys for apps, auto-completion for keywords/file system/history, optional Vista-like results list, integrated calculator etc.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and rename it executor.ini
  3. Launch Executor.exe

23 comments on Executor  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Carl 2020-09-08 18:31

The best launcher ever. I've been using this for 10 years.


freakazoid 2018-07-28 02:05

Yay, first official update in five years! Still my favorite launcher!


Carl 2015-08-16 11:30

Nevermind, I was not waiting long enough for the indexing to finish. It seems a bit longer with windows 10. Last 64 bits version work fine.


Carl 2015-08-14 18:22

Thanks freakazoid but I am already using this version and nothing seems to fix my problem.It could be an option causing this freezing behavior.


freakazoid 2015-08-11 20:01

Carl - I am using Executor on Windows 10 and it's working fine for me.

I'm using Executor 0.9.9 (Build 18) (64-bit) though. You can find a link here:

See if that fixes your problems.


Carl 2015-08-11 17:30

Is anyone using executor with windows 10? I have been a long time user and executor has always worked great for me. It was working great with windows 8 but for some reason it is slow in windows 10 64 bits.
There is sometime a delay for the indexed items to appear. Both the 32 bits and 64 bits version has the problem... Is there something I can do to make it work. Executor is quite important for me and I even consider downgrading my windows if I have to.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.


petiot 2015-04-28 13:08

Best launcher ever. Puts to shame an other similar software developed and sold commercially. Super flexible, configurable, customizable and enjoyable. I really hope the developer will keep supporting this software. The setting windows UI layout could be refreshed, but you rarely have to use it anyway. THANK YOU


smaragdus 2013-12-17 02:05

Excellent tiny launcher.


bro 2013-10-23 09:51

New version is released. Also some test builds:



TP109 2012-04-24 01:18

Lightning fast after it indexes. Indexed over 1k folders in a portable directory quickly. Interesting to see if this further develops.


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