Friday, July 7, 2017 SlickRun Portable, floating command line utility!
"Being able to do so much from one program—without hunting through other lists or icons—makes everything go faster. With a little bit of imagination, SlickRun can save you lots of time and trouble." —Laura Blackwell, (Jan 20, 2010 12:00 AM PT)
"SlickRun also auto-completes magic words for you and you can use the arrow keys to scroll through your history of previously invoked commands. The main thing I love about SlickRun, is how simple it is. It doesn't get in your way or take up much CPU power. It just sits innocently in a corner, responds quickly to your commands and allows you to be more productive!" —Fahd Shariff, (Thursday, August 17, 2006)
"The first launcher I ever used, with one of the longest pedigrees, is SlickRun. SlickRun is minimalist but extremely easy to work with. At its heart is a concept called MagicWords which, as you might expect, are typed shortcuts to programs or functions." —oblivion (a user), (25th March, 2017 - 1:32am)
SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows.

Size: 7.70 MB (8,081,408 bytes) Packed Size: 2.24 MB (2,355,200 bytes)
SHA-256: 740D410AD695FD505FC5F4E75FBC69B3933365BF54FD65122D697F827EB4AFE9

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Release Details

Developer: Eric Lawrence &
Requirements: Windows XP or later
Help: Quick user manual—from the developer—included
License: Freeware (Personal and business use)
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest SlickRun release—both the 32 and 64 bit installer.
  3. Put them in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the 64 bit installer—yes not the 32 bit installer—with 7-zip, Extract files...
    Into appdir...
  4. Browse into C:\0TEST\SlickRunPortable\App\SlickRun delete $PLUGINSDIR folder and uninst.exe.nsis file, Delete some...
  5. Move DefaultMagic.qrs to App\DefaultData\SlickRun folder, overwrite existing one.
  6. Rename sr.exe to sr64.exe.
  7. Then open the 32 bit installer with 7-zip → select sr.exe → extract it to App\SlickRun folder, Open 32 bit archive...
    Extract only sr.exe to appdir...
  8. Look up version from sr.exe "Properties" dialog box, Look up version
  9. Browse to SlickRunPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg.,
  10. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\SlickRunPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  11. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  12. When all is OK, then delete the SlickRunPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\SlickRunPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  13. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  14. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit SlickRun portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-SlickRunPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Empty your current App\SlickRun folder.
  3. Follow step 2-7 of the "DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release" above.
  4. Done.

Portability Notes

  • SlickRun writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.


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