How to Enable Sandbox in Windows 10 or 11

  • Post last modified:October 21, 2023
  • Post category:Windows
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Windows Sandbox allows you to test harmful files and programs in a isolated environment, Enabling Sandbox in Windows is a simple process, and in this post, we will talk about the steps to set it up on your Windows computer.

Table of Contents:

Step 1: Access Windows Features

Click on the Windows search bar located at the bottom left corner of your screen, or press the Windows key on your keyboard.


Type “Turn Windows features on or off” into the search bar and click on the first result.

Turn Windows features on or off Option

Step 2: Enable Windows Sandbox

Scroll down the list of features until you find “Windows Sandbox“.

Check the box to enable it.

Turn on windows sandbox

If the checkbox for Windows Sandbox appears grayed out, it means that you need to enable Virtualization Technology in your BIOS Setup. Restart your computer and access your BIOS settings by pressing the boot menu key during startup (usually F2 or Delete). Once in the BIOS, locate the Virtualization Technology option and enable it.

Step 3: Restart your PC

After enabling Windows Sandbox, you need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Step 4: Access Windows Sandbox

Go back to the Windows search bar, or press the Windows key on your keyboard.

Type “Windows Sandbox” into the search bar and open.

Opening sandbox

Step 5: Test Files and Applications

To test files, simply drag and drop them from your main desktop into the Windows Sandbox.

Windows Sandbox View

Once you are finished testing, close Windows Sandbox, and all the files and changes made within it will be removed.



Enabling Windows Sandbox provides you with an additional layer of security when dealing with harmful files and applications.

Disclaimer: This post provides instructions only for enabling the sandbox feature in Windows. i don’t accept any responsibility for any potential impact or damage caused to your system if you choose to run malware or any other harmful content within the sandbox. It is essential to read the official information, available at Microsoft’s Windows Sandbox Overview page, before proceeding.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Bulldozer

    Hey how can i disable network access to my windows sandbox ?

      1. Bulldozer


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