Open sandbox folder PowerTool

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Open sandbox folder PowerTool

Post by albinohawk » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:46 pm

I run Firefox in a sandbox. Unfortunately this means all my downloads/PDF prints etc save to the Sandbox. When I go to retrieve a file I can do it one of two (not very good) ways:

1. Through a sandboxed explorer

- Very confusing at to which files are sandboxed and which aren't
- Have to open the equivalent non-sandboxed explorer window to copy into
- Dragging out of the sandbox doesn't work

2. Browsing into the Sandbox folder

- Requires lots of navigation to get to the equivalent sandbox folder

So... I wrote this tool to automate the second option, modelled along the lines of the "Open Command Window Here" PowerTool. It adds a item to the context menu of folders "Open sandbox", which when clicked will open explorer at the sandbox equivalent of that folder. Retrieving files is then a simple matter of cut and paste/drag and drop etc.

The zip file (links below) has 2 files:

OpenSandbox.exe is a package of batch file, the PHP 5.3 cli/dll and PHP script. The batch file calls the PHP script which does the path handling, and returns the sandbox path. The batch file then checks if the path exists and if so, calls explorer with it.

Add Open Sandbox.reg adds the item to the folder context menu. This passes in all the paths to OpenSandbox.exe, so can be edited to suit your sandbox.

Links here: ... cd543.html

Direct links: ... ...


1. Copy OpenSandbox.exe to the Sandboxie program folder
2. Edit the .reg file to specify
a. OpenSandbox.exe location
b. Sandbox folder
c. Sandbox name
3. Merge the .reg file


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Post by Mature » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:44 pm

maybe i don't get you enough...but won't that work with same effect just right click the file you want to retrive and choose "recover to the same folder"?

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Post by mydarkpassenger » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:45 pm

Little confused by your problem. Do you save your pdfs or view them and want to recover them? If you download them why don't you just add the download path to quick recovery or use direct access? I use sandboxie for all by browsing and I never need to go into the sandboxie contents folder. I just save all downloads to my download folder.

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Post by tzuk » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:06 am

albinohawk, there is a third way, in Sandboxie Control -> View -> Files and Folders.

And before you point out the problems in this feature of Sandboxie, let me say that I am fully aware of them and plan to improve that soon.

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Post by Brummelchen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:52 pm

For Downloads etc - Options > Resources > Direct access/full access
enter desired folder for dl'ed files

funny what people create for certain "problems".

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All download-links are dead!

Post by Uwe » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Hi albinohawk,

all download-links are dead! :cry:

Can your or anyone else re-upload the file.

Thanks :D
Have a nice day ...
. Uwe

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Use Internet Download Manager?

Post by Prestones » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:51 pm

I'm still working on getting up to speed with Sandboxie, but thought I'd throw this into the mix.

I can open Firefox in Sandboxie and click on a link to download a file. I have Internet Download Manager installed as an extension in FF, and it intercepts the download - asking me for a file / folder name. Once I hit the "start download" button, IDM finishes the download and saves the file in the folder I designated - outside the sandbox.


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