Virtual File System Formats
ThinApp generates the following virtual file system formats:
The setup capture process generates this format from files found directly on the physical file system. ThinApp uses folder macros to represent Windows shell folder locations.
The build.bat file triggers a build process that embeds a read-only file system in executable files. The executable files provide block-based streaming to client computers. ThinApp compresses the file system.
Running the captured application generates the read-write directory structure that holds file data that the application modifies. File modifications that prompt ThinApp to extract embedded virtual files to the sandbox include the following operations:
The embedded and sandbox file systems use folder macros to enable file paths to dynamically expand at runtime.