The sandbox

Many applications require the ability to write or modify data on the computer's filesystem and registry. When this need arises, ThinApp writes this data to the sandbox. This process is configurable and can be controlled through isolation modes.

The sandbox will store user settings so that these are preserved between application launches. If you delete the sandbox, the package will revert to its vanilla state. How big the sandbox will become depends on two factors: isolation modes and the behavior of the application.

The sandbox is a normal folder storing complete, fully functional versions of modified files. Let's say you run a virtualized application using .ini configuration files. Changing the application's configuration would alter ...

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