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Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« on: October 02, 2010, 05:23:39 PM »
This has been alluded to before I think but I haven't yet come across or seen a general solution...

When in Sandbox mode I cannot get files attached in Hotmail emails to be downloaded and saved outside the Sandbox (the "automatically detect...." option is on).  Only solution seems to be to nip out of the Sandbox temporarily to read the email and download the file, which isn't the best of techniques I suspect. 

I also still have the same problem with other downloads eg yesterday I happily downloaded Google Earth which ended up in a Sandboxed "download directory" but was then inaccessible to install. 

Is it still a question of running the special "Sandbox extraction" tool mentioned in previous topics?  Will that work in all cases - and from where can it be downloaded (un-Sandboxed!)?

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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 01:14:38 PM »
What's your OS?
If XP, there was a known problem if you use default "Downloads" directory in your web browser - is it this case?

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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 07:44:27 PM »
What's your OS?
If XP, there was a known problem if you use default "Downloads" directory in your web browser - is it this case?

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, XP SP3 - does that mean I should just switch from the default downloads directory in the browser and specify another directory?  If so, what is the recommended location?

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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 07:51:22 PM »
Whilst I don't use the avast sandbox feature - I would think that any directory you choose so long as it isn't the default one in firefox, C:Downloads should already exist, but I have my downloads on a different partition, also imaginatively called downloads.
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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 08:46:09 PM »
Whilst I don't use the avast sandbox feature - I would think that any directory you choose so long as it isn't the default one in firefox, C:Downloads should already exist, but I have my downloads on a different partition, also imaginatively called downloads.

Hi, I'm afraid none of that works - I created and specified a new directory as the default download location in Firefox, but nothing appears in that or any other directory outside of the Sandbox.  If I do a search on the file name all that shows is the Shortcut in directory .....\Recent


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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 08:53:45 PM »
You would have to do this in the standard firefox settings (a reboot might be advised). Then won't you have to remove the firefox in the sandbox and then regenerate it in the sandbox.
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[Resolved] Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 10:27:58 PM »
You would have to do this in the standard firefox settings (a reboot might be advised). Then won't you have to remove the firefox in the sandbox and then regenerate it in the sandbox.

Bingo!  Yep, once I had set the download default to my new directory in an UN-Sandboxed (as well as Sandboxed) incarnation of Firefox, everything works fine.

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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2010, 11:15:10 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Sandboxed Hotmail attachments and other downloads
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 05:17:56 PM »
  Hi to everyone...

Can you tell me if there is option to change  Google chrome download file how to do that.

Thanks... ;D