Isolation modes are by far the most important thing to fully understand when it comes to ThinApp. Most of the troubleshooting you will face is related to isolation modes in one way or another. Isolation modes are the packager's method of specifying what level of interaction the package is allowed to have with the underlying operating system.
You can specify different isolation modes on a per directory or registry sub-tree basis. Any child will inherit its parent isolation mode if not overridden.
ThinApp offers three different isolation modes.
Merged allows the virtualized application to interact with local files, folders, and registry keys. The package can read local elements and is able to modify local elements. Any new element ...