Controlling the Sandbox Location
The setup capture process adds the SandboxName parameter to the Package.ini file. If you capture Firefox and Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is the value of this parameter, the default location of the sandbox for the application is %AppData%\Thinstall\Mozilla Firefox 3.0. The typical %AppData% location is C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Application Data. %AppData% is often mapped to a shared network drive.
Store the Sandbox on the Network
You can use the SandboxPath parameter to store the sandbox on a mapped drive. A network location is useful for backing up the sandbox and for users who log in to any machine and keep their application settings. For more information about the SandboxPath parameter, see “SandboxPath” parameter in ThinApp Package.ini Parameter Reference Guide..
Store the sandbox on a mapped drive
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Open the Package.ini file.
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Under the SandboxName parameter, set the SandboxPath parameter to the network location.
SandboxName=Mozilla Firefox 3.0
SandboxPath=Z:\Sandbox
For example, if Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is the value of the SandboxName parameter, the captured Firefox application creates the sandbox in Z:\Sandbox\Mozilla Firefox 3.0.
Store the Sandbox on a Portable Device
You can use the SandboxPath parameter to set a portable device location for the sandbox. You can use any portable device, such as a USB drive, that appears as a disk drive in the My Computer system folder. A portable device location is useful to keep the sandbox data on the device where the application resides.
For more information about the SandboxPath parameter, see “SandboxPath” parameter in ThinApp Package.ini Parameter Reference Guide..
Store the sandbox in the same directory on a USB drive where the executable file resides
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Open the Package.ini file.
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Under the SandboxName parameter, set the SandboxPath parameter to this value.
SandboxName=Mozilla Firefox 3.0
SandboxPath=.
For example, if Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is the value of the SandboxName parameter, the captured Firefox application creates the Mozilla Firefox 3.0 sandbox in the same directory that Firefox runs from.
Store the Sandbox in a Thinstall Directory on a USB Drive at the Same Level as the Executable File
The sandbox in a Thinstall directory located on a USB drive must be stored at the same level at which the executable file is stored.
Store the sandbox in a Thinstall directory on a USB drive at the same level as the executable file
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If the %THINSTALL_SANDBOX_DIR% or %<sandbox_name>_SANDBOX_DIR% environment variables are set, unset the variables.
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On the portable device, create a Thinstall directory in the same directory as your captured application.
The next time the packaged application starts from the portable device, the application creates a sandbox in the Thinstall directory.
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If the application and sandbox originally ran from another location, such as a computer local hard drive, and you need the same sandbox on a portable device, copy the Thinstall directory from %AppData% to the directory where the executable file resides on the device.
ThinApp no longer uses the sandbox in the original location.