Sandboxie-Plus Migration Guide
This guide shows where all the known Sandboxie functions can be found in the new UI.
The overall layout of the main window of SandMan.exe is exactly the same as the old one in SbieCtrl.exe when the “Simple View” is chosen. If the “Advanced View” is chosen, there are three additional tabs on the bottom of the window (“Sbie Messages” etc.), so it corresponds with what can be seen in the right picture.
File and Sandbox Menus
All important menu commands can be found in similar locations, although some have been moved.
Create New Box dialog
The “Create New Box” command opens the new box dialog. Unlike in Classic, here a box type preset can be selected.
The feature to copy an existing box can be found now on another place. (See the following unit.)
Copying Sandbox Configuration
To copy a existing box configuration, the “Duplicate Sandbox” menu command can be used.
The “View” menu offers a few more functions, and the option to enable a simplified view mode. The recovery log is no longer a separate window but a tab at the bottom (visible when the “Advanced View” is chosen).
View Menu - Files and Folders
The modern Sandboxie UI has replaced the “Files and Folders” view with a separate window that can be opened from the box context menu.
Files and Folders - view / window
The window “Files” offers the same functionality as the old view, but enhances it by providing a full context menu.
The new Sandboxie Plus UI has a global settings window (Options –> Global Settings) where all options are located together on vertical tabs instead of having to open individual windows.
File System Root
In the modern UI, it is possible to change not only the file system root path, but also the registry root and the IPC root.
Program Start monitoring
Sandboxie Plus can not only warn when unboxed processes are started, but it can also prevent them from starting at all.
On this tab, the shell integration can be configured. Most functions are available, although some deprecated features were dropped and other options were moved out.
Create Sandbox shortcut
To create a shortcut to a boxed program, now an option in the box context menu is to be used, which can be reached quicker.
Also the compatibility dialog is now integrated into the window with the global settings (tab “Compatibility”).
The setting protection options are available in the Global Settings window as well (tab “Config Protection”).
Sandbox Context Menu
The sandbox context menu is much more advanced, and contains all the options from the old menu. Double click on the sandbox name now opens the sandbox settings.
In addition to being able to explore contents, the “Box Content” sub menu allows to mount and browse the sandboxed registry.
All functionality from the old Sandbox Settings are now located in the Sandbox Options. Some areas are similar, but many have also been moved around.
Quick and Immediate Recover
The options for Quick Recovery and Immediate Recovery have been merged into one tab (“File Recovery”).
The Delete Options have been moved to the sub tab “File Options” of the tab “General Options”.
The “Delete Command” option can now be found on the sub tab “Triggers” of the tab “Advanced Options”.
The new UI supports groups just like the old one.
Forced Programs and Folders
Forced programs and folders are also merged into one tab (“Program Control”, sub tab “Force* Programs”).
Lingering Programs & Leader Programs
Program stop behaviours are also merged into one tab.
File Migration options have been integrated into the “File Options” sub tab of the “General Options” tab.
Sandboxie Plus can not only use the old method of blocking internet access but also the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), which provides better compatibility.
Additionally, using the WFP facility, a per sandbox firewall can be configured (tab “Internet Restrictions” –> sub tab “Network Firewall Rules”).
Start restriction options have been promoted to a top level tab.
The “Drop Admin Rights” option is in the new UI located on the “Security” sub tab of the “General Options” tab, together with additional security enhancements.
“Block network files and folders access” has been moved to the “Access Restrictions” sub tab of the “General Options” tab.
The “Resource Access” options have been integrated into a joined view which shows all presets in one list, the options can be edited as well as disabled without removing them.
Application Compatibility Templates
The compatibility Templates are now also presented as a joined view (tab “App Templates”, sub tab “Compatibility Templates”).
Last but not least, the ability to restrict a box to selected users has been moved to the sub tab “Users” of the tab “Advanced Options”.
And finally, we have the About dialog.
As is apparent, Sandboxie Plus has much more additional options not shown here, as this guide is only meant to facilitate the migration from Sandboxie Classic to Sandboxie Plus.