sandbox autostart

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badgranny

sandbox autostart

Post by badgranny » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:21 pm

Hello.

Would it be possible to add an option that allows a sandbox to autostart when windows boots? Which in turn would force a program that's installed only in said sandbox to run... sand-boxed.
If this is already implemented i can't find it.

Thanks.

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Post by Guest10 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 am

You could try creating a shortcut that runs the program sandboxed, and then move that shortcut into the Startup list on the Windows Start Menu.
Paul
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badgranny

Post by badgranny » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:06 pm

The problem is, that program only exists inside the sandbox i want to autostart... How do i solve that?

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Post by Guest10 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:40 pm

When you install a program in a sandbox, it can think that it is adding a shortcut to the Start Menu or to the user's Desktop.
Those shortcuts will actually be saved in the sandbox.

See if there's a shortcut to the program there:
By right-clicking the Sandboxie Control tray icon, hovering the mouse over the sandbox name, and then click on 'Run From Start Menu'.
On the menu that opens, just look to see if there is a shortcut to the program - either on the Start Menu or on the Desktop.

If there is, then just close that menu and use the Sandboxie tray icon's menu:
Configure > Windows Shell Integration
Click the "Add Shortcut Icons" button
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?ConfigureMenu#shell

Pick the sandbox containing the program and then pick the program's shortcut from the menu you looked at before.
A shortcut will then be created on your real Desktop.
Try it, to see that it works, and then move it to the Startup list.

If the program did not add a shortcut to the Start Menu or Desktop in the sandbox, a shortcut can still be created manually.
Let us know if you need help with that.
Paul
Win 10 Home 64-bit (w/admin rights) - Zone Alarm Pro Firewall, MalwareBytes Premium A/V, Firefox, Thunderbird
Sandboxie user since March 2007

badgranny

Post by badgranny » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:11 am

Brilliant!
That solved my problem. I'm just starting to use sandboxie and i can see that i still have a few tricks to learn.
Thank you for your help on this.

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