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When I install a program in Sandboxie (by running the installer sandboxed) it creates all the program data buried inside the sandbox's directory structure. When the installer tries to create a desktop shortcut for what I installed, that also goes into the sandbox's desktop directory, so does not show up on my actual desktop.

Every time I install something in the sandbox I have to tediously dig through the directory structure, and manually create a shortcut. I know that Sandbox has a "Sandbox Start Menu" where you can launch the installed programs, but I don't want to use the menu - I want a desktop shortcut.

Is it possible to have desktop shortcuts be excluded from the Sandboxing, or in some other way set it up so that when I install a program in my sandbox, the shortcut automatically gets copied to my real desktop?

  • What you describe would defeat the purpose of sandboxie – Ramhound Mar 27 '16 at 2:34
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    @Ramhound How would making sandboxed programs easy to run defeat the purpose of Sandboxie? – Superbest Mar 28 '16 at 18:22
  • Because of how Sandboxie works. It even warns you that, opening files, within its folder, could be dangerous. – Ramhound Mar 28 '16 at 18:56
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    @Ramhound How would that be dangerous if they open sandboxed? – Superbest Mar 28 '16 at 19:39
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In the Sandboxie Control window, under the Configure tab there should be an option called Windows Shell Integration, clicking on it will open a new window. In this new window you can find a button labeled Add Shortcut Icons, you'll then be prompted to chose a sandbox and a program from the chosen sandbox's start menu, which will then create a shortcut for running that program under Sandboxie.

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