Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:24 am

So i have too many settings in my Default sandbox? Are they causing a problem. Which ones should i remove?

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by Barb@Invincea » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 am

Hello WSC,

Take a look at these usage tips, which include suggested browser settings (for IE and Firefox, but they apply to pretty much any browser we support) :
https://www.sandboxie.com/UsageTips

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:53 am

I have to admit, this is still not working. When I empty my sandbox and restart FF, i get the tabs back up that we loaded last week when I did all this action to Sandboxie, I see a bookmark that I deleted returned, and I'm missing one that I have since added. To cap, Sandboxie is still creating my FF profile w/in the sandbox which apparently it's not supposed to do, correct?

Thoughts?

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:53 am

Oh yeah. All my FF history from today is gone...... Great.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by Barb@Invincea » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Hello WSC,

Please provide all of the required information, so that I can set it up and test it:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19746
Include if you have any addons installed as well.

Also post your current SBIE configuration file:
Configure --> Edit configuration
Copy/paste the contents, highlight them and click on the "</>" button for format them in your response.

Question are you signed in to "Sync"? (The Firefox Account that synchronizes your bookmarks, history, etc across devices) , This may explain why things you removed in the Sandbox are coming back.

Moving forward, please use the Edit function if you need to add info to your previous posts, instead of double posting. So that all information is in one place.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Windows 10, 64 bit

Sandboxie 5.26 64 bit

Firefox 61.0.1 64bit

Addon’s in Firefox:
Adblock plus
Adobe Acrobat
Priceblink Coupons and Price Comparison
Privacy Badger

Plug-ins
OpenH264 Video Codec
Widenine Content Decryption
Shockwave Flash


I am not signed into FF as a sync.

I will remember to edit!

Thanks.

PS Should Sandboxie be keeping my FF profile in the box? It is.



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[GlobalSettings]

Template=WindowsRasMan
Template=AdobeDistiller
Template=OfficeClickToRun
Template=WindowsLive
Template=nVidia_Stereoscopic3D
Template=OfficeLicensing
ActivationPrompt=n
KnownConflicts={FBEB98F8-64E4-4FA3-A15E-4A9F42FF962E}

[DefaultBox]

ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
Template=Firefox_Force
Template=IExplore_Favorites_RecoverFolder
Template=AdobeDistiller
Template=AdobeAcrobatReader
Template=AdobeAcrobat
Template=Chrome_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Sync_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Preferences_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Passwords_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Cookies_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_History_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Bookmarks_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Session_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Passwords_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Cookies_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Bookmarks_DirectAccess
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
RecoverFolder=V:
RecoverFolder=M:
RecoverFolder=F:
RecoverFolder=D:
RecoverFolder=E:
RecoverFolder=%{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}%
RecoverFolder=%Personal%
RecoverFolder=%Desktop%
BorderColor=#00FFFF,ttl
Enabled=y
OpenFilePath=%AppData%\Adobe\
OpenFilePath=%Local AppData%\Adobe\
OpenFilePath=C:\Users\cox3\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\
CopyLimitKb=264194

[UserSettings_08640181]

SbieCtrl_UserName=wsc3
SbieCtrl_NextUpdateCheck=1537120171
SbieCtrl_UpdateCheckNotify=n
SbieCtrl_ShowWelcome=n
SbieCtrl_HideWindowNotify=n
SbieCtrl_AutoApplySettings=n
SbieCtrl_WindowCoords=326,324,868,1063
SbieCtrl_ActiveView=40022
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Finances\Benefits\2017\Statements
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\DownLoads
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Finances\Stock\Annual Reports\2016
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Zip
SbieCtrl_SaveRecoverTargets=y
SbieCtrl_BoxExpandedView=DefaultBox,FireFox

[TemplateSettings]


[FireFox]

Enabled=y
ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
BlockNetworkFiles=y
Template=Firefox_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=qWave
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
RecoverFolder=%{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}%
RecoverFolder=%Personal%
RecoverFolder=%Favorites%
RecoverFolder=%Desktop%
BorderColor=#00FFFF,ttl
Last edited by Barb@Invincea on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Used "</>" button to format output .

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:48 am

Hello WSC,

Firefox 61.0.1 64bit --> Can you please update to the latest Stable version of Firefox (outside Sandboxie)?

Once you have upated to the latest Firefox version, outside Sandboxie, please do this:

Create a new Sandbox with default settings:
Sandboxie Control ---> Sandbox --> Create New Sandbox --> Give it a name. Ensure the bottom section for copying settings reads "none" .
Right-click on the newly created Sandbox --> Sandbox Settings --> Applications ---> Web Browser--> Firefox
Follow these guidelines to add the minimum required templates that you will need (For example, the Firefox bookmark and history database): https://www.sandboxie.com/FirefoxTips

Once you are done adding the templates that you need, launch Firefox in the new Sandbox (make sure it is not accidentally opening in your DefaultBox (as FF is forced there)) and try saving a bookmark. Then, delete the contents of your Sandbox and re-launch FF to see if the bookmark is present.

Let me know the outcome.
Should Sandboxie be keeping my FF profile in the box? It is
Until you delete your contents., Sandboxie will keep files. After that, it will load whatever is on the host (you are giving Sandboxie full access the Firefox profile on the host, so changes made via Sandboxie will modify your host directly) .

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 am

I will do this again Barb, but I did it once and it didn't matter. (See above in this post).

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:59 pm

I did as you suggested and the bookmarks are holding. I tried the test again, this time in the default Sandbox and the bookmarks are there too.
I notice that the roaming subfolder under AppData and FF is gone in both sandboxes. I don't usually upgrade FF to the latest because i typically have more trouble with SB and Adobe Acrobat Pro when I do. This may have been the fix this time.

We'll keep our fingers crossed that this holds. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 pm

Today I checked Sandboxie and "FF/Profiles/xxxx.default" folders and file have reappeared. I thought that they should never be in the sandbox since it was being accessed from my drive? What's going on here?

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by Barb@Invincea » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:11 am

Hello WSC,

This is how Sandboxie handles files:
https://www.sandboxie.com/SandboxHierarchy#files

Can you elaborate as to how are you checking? Did you open Explorer Sandboxed at any point?
Where is Firefox installed (please provide the full path), and where is the Sandbox located?

Also, include your latest Sandboxie.ini file, and let me know which is the Sandbox that you are using so that I can better review this.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:08 am

I open up Sandboxie Control at look under “All Files and Folders.” I click down through User Files, AppData, Roaming, Mozilla, etc. One of the contributors above noted that Sandboxie should only be accessing and outputting to my drive and not to anything inside the box with my preferences set to do that.

I'm using the Default. I only use Sandboxie for FF.


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[GlobalSettings]

Template=WindowsRasMan
Template=AdobeDistiller
Template=OfficeClickToRun
Template=WindowsLive
Template=nVidia_Stereoscopic3D
Template=OfficeLicensing
ActivationPrompt=n
KnownConflicts={FBEB98F8-64E4-4FA3-A15E-4A9F42FF962E}

[DefaultBox]

ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
Template=Firefox_Force
Template=IExplore_Favorites_RecoverFolder
Template=AdobeDistiller
Template=AdobeAcrobatReader
Template=AdobeAcrobat
Template=Chrome_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Sync_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Preferences_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Passwords_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Cookies_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_History_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Bookmarks_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Session_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Passwords_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Cookies_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Bookmarks_DirectAccess
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
RecoverFolder=V:
RecoverFolder=M:
RecoverFolder=F:
RecoverFolder=D:
RecoverFolder=E:
RecoverFolder=%{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}%
RecoverFolder=%Personal%
RecoverFolder=%Desktop%
BorderColor=#00FFFF,ttl
Enabled=y
OpenFilePath=%AppData%\Adobe\
OpenFilePath=%Local AppData%\Adobe\
OpenFilePath=C:\Users\cox3\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\
CopyLimitKb=264194

[UserSettings_08640181]

SbieCtrl_UserName=wsc3
SbieCtrl_NextUpdateCheck=1537724971
SbieCtrl_UpdateCheckNotify=n
SbieCtrl_ShowWelcome=n
SbieCtrl_HideWindowNotify=n
SbieCtrl_AutoApplySettings=n
SbieCtrl_WindowCoords=2452,260,868,1063
SbieCtrl_ActiveView=40022
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Finances\Benefits\2017\Statements
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\DownLoads
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Finances\Stock\Annual Reports\2016
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Zip
SbieCtrl_SaveRecoverTargets=y
SbieCtrl_BoxExpandedView=DefaultBox,FirefoxSandbox

[TemplateSettings]


[FirefoxSandbox]

Enabled=y
ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
BlockNetworkFiles=y
Template=Firefox_Profile_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Session_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Passwords_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Cookies_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Bookmarks_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Force
Template=qWave
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
RecoverFolder=%{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}%
RecoverFolder=%Personal%
RecoverFolder=%Favorites%
RecoverFolder=%Desktop%
BorderColor=#00FFFF,ttl
Last edited by Barb@Invincea on Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Formatted content.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by Curt@invincea » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:34 pm

When I delete my sandbox contents, and start FF, I see no AppData\Roaming\Mozilla folder in my sandbox at all.

AppData\Local\Mozilla exists, but not roaming.

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by WSC » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:08 am

Curt,

Me either, but they eventually appeared after a few days. Why?

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Re: Firefox Bookmarks Lost by Sandboxie

Post by bo.elam » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:21 pm

Whenever I run Firefox in the sandbox, folders for Firefox in Local and Roaming are immediately created in the sandbox folder. And they always go away when the sandbox gets deleted. When I first open Firefox, there are only a few files within the Roaming and Local folder but as time passes and I do more things with Firefox, newer files and folders within those folders get copied and created in the sandbox.

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