Why can't sandboxie open these files

  1. Posts : 89
    windows 10

    Why can't sandboxie open these files

    Not sure what folder to put this in - sorry.
    windows 10 pro 64-bit
    V. 1909 Build 18363.900

    Why when scanning for bad programs can't sandboxie access these files??
    I have dozens more which sandboxie can't access.
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb - unable to open [4]
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.jfm - unable to open [4]
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log - unable to open [4]
    C:\hiberfil.sys - unable to open [4]
    C:\pagefile.sys - unable to open [4]
    C:\swapfile.sys - unable to open [4]
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  2. Posts : 654
    Windows 10 Home

    Hi jps99. I navigated to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb using a sandboxed version of File explorer, and as you say, the file doesn't open. When I clicked on the file, nothing happens.

    If I navigate to the same file using an unsandboxed File explorer, since I haven't set any program to be the default program to open edb files, Windows ask me (see picture below) as to how I want to open the file.

    Why can't sandboxie open these files-qq.jpg

    My guess as to what you might want to try is to set up a default program to open this type of files. I dont want to set up a program to open this type of files as I have no reason to open them so I cant test what I am going to recommend, but I think if you set up a program to open edb files (or the other types in your list) , you might succeed opening this files using a sandboxed File Explorer or by right clicking them and choosing Run sandboxed.

    Sandboxie is mostly, an application sandbox, so perhaps when you try to run edb files sandboxed since SBIE doesn't detect a program as trying to start and run, just a prompt about using an Store application (which is not compatible with SBIE) or to choose something else, then Sandboxie doesn't do anything.

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  3. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    The files that you are trying to access are part of the operating system, they are not designed to be opened by someone who has a user account, they are designed for use by the system account, you may be able to perform basic edits such as move, delete etc, but may need to to be logged in as the Hidden Administrator.

    These system files are heavily protected as they, if edited or changed in any way, they will cause the operating system to fail catastrophically, leading to the need for a complete re-installation, as a minimum, and possible loss of user data
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