Possible to backup program installation made w/ sbie?[SOLVED

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Peter980
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Possible to backup program installation made w/ sbie?[SOLVED

Post by Peter980 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:11 am

If i install program with sandboxie is it possible to backup/export the program installation: the created files and folders, registry changes and so on?

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Re: Possible to backup program installation made with sandbo

Post by Craig@Invincea » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:17 am

If you install a program directly into SBIE, it does not interact with your host registry.
It makes it's own hierarchy in the SB, the program then thinks it has written files/folder and created registry hive there.
Once the contents of that SB is deleted, it is gone.

You can look at all the files/etc created in the sb under program and file view of SBIE Control.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FilesAndFoldersView
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?SandboxHierarchy
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?Sand ... archy#keys

SBIE does not have a built in export tool.

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Re: Possible to backup program installation made with sandbo

Post by Peter980 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:12 pm

Is it possible to open the reg hive files? I see these files:
RegHive
RegHive.LOG1
RegHive.LOG2

I tried to open them with Notepad++ but it says that it 'can't open the file'.

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Re: Possible to backup program installation made with sandbo

Post by RooJ » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:02 pm

Notepad++ won't be able to open them if the sandbox is in use as Sandboxie loads the hives in order to edit them. You can view the content in the registry though:

• Run regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit)
• Expand the HKEY_USERS tree
SBReg.png
SBReg
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If you right click these entries and click export (recommend you choose .txt file not .reg file), you can then open the exported file in Notepad++. If you don't see the sandbox listed in the registry you may be able to load the hive by selecting HKEY_USERS and then hitting File -> Load Hive. Just remember to unload the hive afterwards (select the hive you just loaded and hit File -> Unload Hive)

Disclaimer: I'm sure you're aware but please be careful when using regedit as you can easily cause issues with your machine.

Regarding backing up the sandbox, I guess it's possible yes, you would need to copy the content of the sandbox (default C:\Sandbox\username\box) to a different location.

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Re: Possible to backup program installation made with sandbo

Post by Peter980 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:38 pm

@RooJ Thanks! That worked.

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