When you run a program on your computer, data flows from the hard disk to the program via read operations. The data is then processed and displayed, and finally flows back from the progam to the hard disk via write operations.
For example, if you run the Freecell program to play a game, it starts by reading the previously recorded statistics, displaying and altering them as you play the game, and finally writing them back to disk for future reference.
Sandboxie changes the rules such that write operations do not make it back to your hard disk.
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Resolution for long-time problems and annoyances:
errors on Windows XP which prevented Sandboxie from starting.
Sandboxed Outlook using incorrect account password.
Sandboxed programs and Sandboxie Control immediately recognize new
drive letters that appear (for example as a result of mounting a USB
Added default exclusion for the Firefox database of phishing sites, urlclassifier*.sqlite
files, to improve start-up time of sandboxed Firefox, and reduce
the time needed to recreate this database when the sandbox is deleted.
Usability improvements in Sandboxie Control:
Real paths are displayed instead of the %placeholder% notation.
Hiding SBIE messages through Sandboxie Control hides the message only
for the detail specified in the message.
Desktop icons do not flicker when Sandboxie Control window is visible.
For Windows Vista, added more requests for UAC elevation where
Further improvements to the following issues:
Improved support for network shares exposed by Windows computers
(including Quick and Immediate Recovery, and Direct and Full Access)
There remain some difficulties in accessing network shares exposed by
some NAS devices
Full support for programs installing and using WinSxS assemblies on
both Windows XP and Windows Vista