Sandboxie Portable - Is it as good as the desktop version?

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Haven't heard about it till today. Will see if it will work on Windows 10 64 bit. Don't have my laptop with me, so I'll try it tonight. Thanks for sharing
I hope it can work so that I can add it to my 'Setting Up A PC/Laptop System Using Portable and Executable Software Only'

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Portable Sandbox
The revised layout of the sandbox that is introduced in version 2.80 allows for greater portability of the sandbox across computers. By redirecting programs to create sandboxed objects which have a nonspecific path, it is possible to populate a sandbox on one computer, then carry this sandbox to another computer and keep using it.

For example, consider installing a game program to a portable device such as a USB memory stick which is mounted as drive P. The game may install its files to a folder on drive P, but any menu shortcuts it creates will be installed in the Windows Start menu of the local computer, outside drive P. And any registry keys it creates will also be created in the Windows registry, also outside the USB device.

By contrast, if you set the container folder to drive P (for instance P:\Sandbox), then install the game into the (sandboxed) drive C, then all objects created by the installation will be redirected to drive P.

You can then carry the USB drive to another computer where Sandboxie is installed, and set the container folder on that other computer to drive P. Through the Sandboxie Start menu, you will see the menu shortcuts installed by the game, and when you start it, the game will find its settings as they were recorded in the sandboxed registry.

Note that Sandboxie itself is not portable software, but it facilitates the portability of a large number of applications.
 

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Portable Sandbox
The revised layout of the sandbox that is introduced in version 2.80 allows for greater portability of the sandbox across computers. By redirecting programs to create sandboxed objects which have a nonspecific path, it is possible to populate a sandbox on one computer, then carry this sandbox to another computer and keep using it.

For example, consider installing a game program to a portable device such as a USB memory stick which is mounted as drive P. The game may install its files to a folder on drive P, but any menu shortcuts it creates will be installed in the Windows Start menu of the local computer, outside drive P. And any registry keys it creates will also be created in the Windows registry, also outside the USB device.

By contrast, if you set the container folder to drive P (for instance P:\Sandbox), then install the game into the (sandboxed) drive C, then all objects created by the installation will be redirected to drive P.

You can then carry the USB drive to another computer where Sandboxie is installed, and set the container folder on that other computer to drive P. Through the Sandboxie Start menu, you will see the menu shortcuts installed by the game, and when you start it, the game will find its settings as they were recorded in the sandboxed registry.

Note that Sandboxie itself is not portable software, but it facilitates the portability of a large number of applications.
So you are saying that I cannot unzip SB into a folder onto the PC/laptop and operate from there? I do not intend to use SB on a USB stick.

Important is NOT to have SB write to the Windows registry or install files/folders and that is my intent in using portable software.

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So you are saying that I cannot unzip SB into a folder onto the PC/laptop and operate from there? I do not intend to use SB on a USB stick.

Important is NOT to have SB write to the Windows registry or install files/folders and that is my intent in using portable software.

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It writes to the registry. Something minimal.
 

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Sandboxie]
"DisplayName"="Sandboxie 5.16 (32-bit)"
"DisplayIcon"="C:\\PortableApps\\SandboxiePortable\\App\\Sandboxie\\Start.exe"
"DisplayVersion"="5.16"
"Publisher"="Sandboxie Holdings, LLC"
"UninstallString"="\"C:\\Windows\\Installer\\SandboxieInstall32.exe\" /remove"

Note: This is for 32 bit OS.
 

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Sandboxie]
"DisplayName"="Sandboxie 5.16 (32-bit)"
"DisplayIcon"="C:\\PortableApps\\SandboxiePortable\\App\\Sandboxie\\Start.exe"
"DisplayVersion"="5.16"
"Publisher"="Sandboxie Holdings, LLC"
"UninstallString"="\"C:\\Windows\\Installer\\SandboxieInstall32.exe\" /remove"

Note: This is for 32 bit OS.
I'm talking of the portable version. It's shown as v2.3.0.4 in the SB website in my 1st post
 

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That's the registry entry of SB Portable. It uses the desktop installer as @Umbra stated earlier. Note that SandboxiePortable.exe is just a launcher. What's really installed is C:\PortableApps\SandboxiePortable\Data\Installer\SandboxieInstall.exe.

Your folder may be different than mine. Just don't install it in your root dir.
 
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That's the registry entry of SB Portable. It uses the desktop installer as @Umbra stated earlier. Note that SandboxiePortable.exe is just a launcher. What's really installed is C:\PortableApps\SandboxiePortable\Data\Installer\SandboxieInstall.exe.

Your folder may be different than mine. Just don't install it in your root dir.
So the portable version is only 32-bit but can work in Windows 10 64-bit OS....without problems?

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i use Sbie mostly for one or two unique features, all my regular apps are isolated are under another sandboxing soft.
 

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I use ReHIPS (beta) as main isolation software, it uses Windows mechanisms and doesn't need frequent updates lie Sandboxie. I use Sandboxie to "force isolate" internet-faced folders (task ReHIPS can't do at the moment)
 

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So the portable version is only 32-bit but can work in Windows 10 64-bit OS....without problems?

Thanks
I'm using a 32 bit sandboxie because my OS is 32 bit.

SO if you install the 64 bit SB with the portable version, you'll get the 64 bit one. It's on Other Options | Click browse to locate the installer (Wish I could upload a screenshot)
 
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