Sandboxie and steam

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Sandboxie and steam

Post by Moze » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:52 pm

I start up sandboxie and steam only to see that sandboxie is reading my normal directorys having my games already installed etc.
Usually before it used to make a "Isolated" Container/directory where I had to install the games again which I need in this case.
But now it just reads my normal directory and prevents me from using sandboxie as I wish.

Is there anyfix for this?

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Re: Sandboxie and steam

Post by Barb@Invincea » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Hello Moze,

If you are running an application Sandboxed, the Sandbox will see its files and use them but won't modify them in the host.

You can set a different location for your Steam Games, check this steam forum link: ... 662410657/

If you want to block Sandboxie from accessing your Steam Games installation folder, you can do so by adding this (however, you will need to set a new library location or games won't install).
Right click on your Sandbox--> Sandbox Settings ---> Resource Access -->File Access --> Blocked Access
Add your current Steam game location folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps )
After that, launch Steam in the Sandbox and follow the steps provided above to add a new location for games to be installed inside the Sandbox.


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