RunMimic 1.5

A simple-to-use application that emulates Windows Run Box's functionality for helping you open any document, URL address, or program on the fly
RunMimic is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you open a program by name if it's stored in the Windows directory or open any file by entering the full path.

Basically, the program is a copy of the well-known tool, Windows Run Box, and boasts the same interface as the original utility, so even rookies can master the entire process, thanks to the familiar working environment.

It comes in handy for all users who have experienced problems in running Windows Run Box on a public or private computer due to several system issues. Plus, you can use it to run programs on computers where you do not have administrator rights.

The advantages of being portable

Since this is a portable utility, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.

You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to run applications on the breeze, without having to go through installation steps.

Main features

RunMimic gives you the possibility to open the desired program by simply typing in its name in the main panel.

On the downside, the tool doesn’t offer support for all features incorporated within Windows Run Box. RunMimic is not able to remember the utility that you have last entered and doesn’t let you check a drop-down list with the recently searched applications.

During our testing we have noticed that RunMimic carries out a task quickly without putting a lot of stress on your system. It is also important to mention that the program provides support for command-line arguments as well.

Bottom line

All things considered, RunMimic offers a simple yet efficient software solution for helping you run applications on the breeze. Although it is not as rich in configuration settings as Windows Run Box, you can count on this small tool for helping you open any document or URL address.

Reviewed by , last updated on March 26th, 2014

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RunMimic - The main window of RunMimic allows users to easily input the name of the file or the URL address and the application will open it.
What's New in This Release:
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7 interface.
  • Command-line arguments support.
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Application description

RunMimic has the ability to open any file that you have on your PC.RunMimic is a copy of the Windows Run Box. It is de...

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