How to Use Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

How to Use Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

The new Windows 10 version 1903 build 18305 has arrived. Microsoft introduced Windows Sandbox feature. This feature will help you run programs in isolation without affecting your Windows 10 host much like Sandboxie

If you're familiar with Sandboxie, it's an amazing app for testing unknown or untrusted programs. Since all program running in Sandboxie cannot make changes to Windows 10 host and the data on the host machine. The new Windows Sandbox feature is part of Windows 10 Pro & Windows 10 Enterprise. Windows 10 Home Edition doesn't have Windows Sandbox. Make sure you have  Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18305 or later, so you can use Windows Sandbox.

Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Usually, Windows Sandbox is disabled by default settings. You need to enable it first, you can follow this guide about How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10.

1. Type Windows Sandbox in Search bar and hit Enter Key in Keyboard. 

2. When Sandbox is ready, copy and paste the program setup file that you want to run in Sandbox. 

3. Run and install the program. When the program is already installed, Use the Start menu in the Sandbox to launch the program. Use the program like you would do in the regular Windows 10 Desktop.

Remember, the program that you installed in Sandbox cannot make changes to your Windows 10 host operating system.

4. When you are done using the program, close the Sandbox. Remember that closing the Sandbox will delete the program and all its data from the Sandbox. So, if you would like to use the program again, you will have to install it again in Sandbox. Any program or file that you downloaded during the session will also be removed permanently.

If you would like to temporarily use any other program, we suggest you minimize the Sandbox as closing it will delete the program you are testing and its data. You will have to start all over again.


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