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Immediate Recovery

Immediate Recovery is an extension of Quick Recovery. Both Quick and Immediate Recovery scan the list of folders configured in Sandbox Settings > Recovery > Quick Recovery, and suggest an easy way to move any files (or folders) found out of the sandbox.

Quick Recovery is invoked by explicit request, or just before the sandbox is deleted, that is, typically it is invoked after the sandboxed programs have finished running. By contrast, Immediate Recovery works within the sandboxed program, and identifies files as soon as they are created and eligible for recovery.

As soon as a file is eligible for recovery, the Immediate Recovery window appears, and as long as the window stays open, any further files that become eligible for recovery will be collected into that window. The upper area (see picture above) shows the files eligible for recovery, while the lower area lists destination folders.

To recover files, select one or more files in the upper area, then select a folder from the lower area, and click Recover. (Use the CTRL and SHIFT keys to select multiple files in the upper area).

The lower area initially offers just the special destinations Recover to Same Folder and Recover to Any Folder. These work the same as described in Quick Recovery. As you use the Recover to Any Folder command, more destinations will be recorded in the lower area for later use.

Immediate Recovery can be temporarily disabled until all sandboxed activity stops, by marking the checkbox Don't prompt again until all sandboxed programs stop at the bottom of the window.


Go to Quick Recovery, Sandboxie Control, Help Topics.

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