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Parttanna

Settings Export

Post by Parttanna » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:48 pm

The answer to the question of "how can i export a sandbox's settings?" should be obvious and yet I failed to find one. Any takers?

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Post by Guest10 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:00 pm

The configuration settings are kept in the file:
C:\Windows\sandboxie.ini

You can view that file from the Sandboxie Control menu:
Configure > Edit Configuration

If you want to do is create a new sandbox using the same settings as an existing sandbox:
Sandbox > Create New Sandbox > name the new sandbox, and use "Copy settings from existing sandbox", pull-down arrow
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Parttanna

Settings Export

Post by Parttanna » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Thanks Paul, got it. My question related to the context in which I would have to re-install sandboxie or install it on a different system. To avoid redefining the settings it would be a good idea to import existing setting into a new installation. Coping the sandboxie.ini will do as well.

BTW. Is sandboxie just in a maintenance mode? the sandboxie.ini file is a property file, a format used by mostly old software.

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Re: Settings Export

Post by Guest10 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:47 pm

Parttanna wrote:My question related to the context in which I would have to re-install sandboxie or install it on a different system. To avoid redefining the settings it would be a good idea to import existing setting into a new installation. Coping the sandboxie.ini will do as well.
After copying the file into the Windows folder, replacing the one that's there, you need to use Sandboxie Control's menu: Configuration > Reload Configuration.
Some of the items under [GlobalSettngs] might not be correct, but you can probably fix that if there's a "Remove Old Settings" button that shows under Configure > Software Compatibility.
If your Windows logon name has changed, you will wind up with 2 [UserSettings_xxxxxx] sections. You can delete the section with the wrong logon name.
Parttanna wrote:BTW. Is sandboxie just in a maintenance mode? the sandboxie.ini file is a property file, a format used by mostly old software.
I really can't say.
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Sandboxie user since March 2007

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