The Windows Sandbox first appeared in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. It allows you to use Windows containers to test objects in an isolated environment. Containers use the same version of Windows as the main operating system, but access to files and programs on the host system is limited. As a result, Windows Sandbox is an ideal solution for checking questionable files.
Administrators can use configuration files (WSB) to configure various aspects of sandbox usage such as network support or shared folders.
Until now, administrators have had to manually create XML files to configure Windows Sandbox. However, this has changed with the release of Windows Sandbox Editor.
Note: If you want to use an alternate sandbox, or are using an older version of Windows, look out for third party software such as Sandboxie or Shadow Defender.
Windows Sandbox Editor
Download the latest version of the application from our website and extract the archive to your local system. The archive contains the sources and two executable files in the EXE folder. You can use any of them, they differ only in interface.
Windows Sandbox Editor supports downloading ready-made and creating new Windows Sandbox configuration files. The program displays the version of Windows, as well as information about enabling sandboxes in the operating system.
When loading a ready-made configuration file, all relevant fields are filled in automatically. You can change the configuration file and click the “Sandbox” button to save the edited configuration file.
You can fill in the fields manually to create a new configuration from scratch. Select a name and path for the new sandbox and change the following options:
- Networking Setup
- Customize Graphics Subsystem Virtualization
- Adding shared folders with read-only or read/write access levels.
- Adding additional commands, e.g. automatic start of scripts.
Select “Segate Sandbox” to save the configuration file and create a sandbox. On the Overview tab, you can check the configuration file in XML format.
Startup commands and shared folders can be configured at any time by downloading the finished file and saving it after editing is complete.
The main advantage of using Windows Sandbox Editor is the visualization of the configuration process, which makes it easy for some users. If you are used to manually create XML configuration files of Windows Sandbox or use the ready-made files as a template, there will be no special need to use the program.