Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?[SOLVED]

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konekoangel
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Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?[SOLVED]

Post by konekoangel » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:30 am

Hello,

I've been trying to install Dropbox inside a dedicated sandbox but the Dropbox folder is always created in the default path (C:/Users/USER/) outside of Sandboxie.
Is it normal ? I thought Sandboxie was supposed to keep everything inside its folder, and prevent any writing/modification outside.

Thanks

:!: The Windows version number? Windows 7 64bit up to date
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Re: Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?

Post by SkyLink » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:13 am

Sandboxed programs can only write outside of the sandbox if you allow it in the options. You need to right click the dropbox installer and then choose "Run Sandboxed" in order to install directly into a sandbox.

I have no experience with sandboxed dropbox so can't guarantee it works without crashing, but even if it's not currently compatible the installer should never be able to write outside of the sandbox if you selected "Run Sandboxed".

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Re: Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 am

Hello konekoangel ,

I just installed Dropbox inside SBIE and it created the folders inside the Sandbox.
What are you seeing exactly? Have you ever installed Dropbox outside Sandboxie on that computer? (Maybe this is an old folder from a previous installation?).

Regards,
Barb.-

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Re: Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?

Post by konekoangel » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:50 pm

Hello,

Sorry, I tried to install Dropbox again, and it's working fine. It's just me being stupid.
I thought it was creating the dropbox folder outside the sandbox because it launches the file explorer (inside sandboxie) at the end of the installation process and it displays the dropbox folder inside my user folder (while it is in the sandbox folder).
Well I don't know if I made myself clear but I'm just new to sandboxie and I'm happy to see that I was wrong because this software is really nice :D

Thanks for your answers.

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Re: Can a sandboxed program write outside of sandboxie ?

Post by bo.elam » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:19 pm

konekoangel wrote: Well I don't know if I made myself clear but I'm just new to sandboxie and I'm happy to see that I was wrong because this software is really nice :D
Yes, Sandboxie is really nice (and as Tzuk once said, its also addictive :) ). Welcome to Sandboxie.

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