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  1. Make the All Files (Favorites etc) column expandable or at least wider.

    Make the All Files (Favorites etc) column expandable or at least wider.

    7 votes

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  2. Auto deleting files from my desktop once they are moved into box

    Hi- question on moving files. Say I create a document on my desktop and then drag and drop it into box. The original document on my desktop is not deleted. I would like this to happen automatically so I am not editing the most recent file. Is this an account preference with box or with with my computer?

    Example: I create a document file on my desktop just by opening up a Microsoft Word document. I then finish the document file and drag and drop into my box drive on my hard drive, but the file still exists on my…

    3 votes

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  3. Top folders in Box Drive should respect top folder restrictions

    We currently have it set to “Only Admin can create and delete first-level folders, file and bookmarks”.

    But it is still possible to create folders in Box Drive and store files within them, but they aren’t actually uploaded to Box (as users do not have permission to create these top level folders), and they are saved locally

    2 votes

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  4. Improve online Permissions integrations with Box Drive to local Applications (Excel)

    If a user is a "View only" collaborator in a folder on Box and they attempt to open a file with a program like Excel through Box Drive, they will receive an error message from Box Drive about not having permissions to save changes. This happens even if no changes are made, and the user is left with 'unsynced' files they must reconcile.

    In a similar experience on a "real NTFS" volume, Excel would display "Read-Only" beside the title of the file. No errors would be displayed unless the user attempted to actually save to the directory.

    Excel is not…

    2 votes

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  5. Toggle Recents between Modified and Viewed

    Recents can be more useful and efficient if you can view only files you have modified. As it is now, you see everything you viewed (including sometimes a ton of image files that got marked as viewed), and have to scroll through them to find files you have been working on. Modified would be great as the default, and then you could choose to see only those files you recently viewed.

    4 votes

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  6. Add rich sharing features from webapp to Drive

    Would love to be able to have more of the rich sharing functionality from the webapp available in the Box Drive UI, specifically for configuring sharing options (password, expiration etc).

    3 votes

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  7. Box Drive with Azure Roaming Profiles

    We need Box Drive to work with Azure Roaming Profiles

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  8. Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu. Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons. One of reason is or

    Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu.

    Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons.
    One of reason is order of registry key.

    How to fix steps for overlay icons is in this community page.
    Administrator can re-order registory key, but end user can not use regedit.exe.

    Missing Box Drive Icons in Windows Explorer
    https://community.box.com/t5/Box-Drive-Troubleshooting/Missing-Box-Drive-Icons-in-Windows-Explorer/ta-p/53877

    Please put fix it button on Box Drive setting menu.
    End user can fix by themselves for missing overlay icons

    7 votes

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  9. Box Drive Bandwidth Throttling

    Requesting the ability to set an administrative bandwidth limit for Box Drive (with user exceptions).

    13 votes

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  10. Make Box Drive Mark for Offline (MFO) file accessible when Box Drive not running

    Would like for files in Box Drive that are marked for offline (MFO) to be accessible whether or not Box Drive is currently running (e.g. before Box Drive starts up at login). Currently, offline files are only available after the Box Drive software has loaded -- this poses a problem for files that need to be available at user login time like the user profile files (Desktop/Documents/etc.). Box Sync worked fine for this purpose, but Box Drive MFO does not.

    11 votes

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  11. Display error when Box Drive icons do not appear

    Create error message for users to notify them when their icons are not showing for Box Drive.

    3 votes

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  12. Add support for Office 365 ProPlus 64 bit

    Microsoft are now moving to 64 bit versions of office proplus being the default installation version. Therefore, please can Box create a version of Box for Office that supports 64 bit installations of Office.

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  13. Search Skill card metadata from Box Drive

    Searching for skills-enabled content, a video for example, in the webapp returns results from the various skill cards such as the transcript and keywords and this is part of what makes skills so valuable and powerful. The same search from Box Drive returns nothing based on skill metadata however so users would instead have to try and search based on other information, such as the filename, etc. As skills becomes more prevalent, the search behavior should be more consistent across interfaces if/when possible.

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  14. Add preferences dialog to Box Drive on Mac (e.g., hide menu icon, change shortcut key)

    Most Mac apps provide a preference dialog for key settings. For Box Drive on Mac, I would expect pressing ⌘, when Box Drive's search is active to open preferences, where I could optionally hide Box Drive's menu bar icon (the icon inside Finder's sidebar is all I need to see) or change the shortcut key for searching (in case ⌃⌥⌘Space conflicted with another app) or adjust the maximum disk space used by Box Drive.

    4 votes

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  15. Show icon in Drive for parent folders when sub-folders are marked for offline

    Currently, users are easily able to manage the hard drive space being used by BOX by simply checking into their sync folder and deciding then what they may prioritize as necessary to sync or un-sync at a quick glance. Even in the instances where there are multiple folders and sub-folders included, it’s a clear representation of what’s being synced at the time.

    These same users currently sync A LOT of files within a fairly deep folder structure, so not having an insight into which folders are taking up space only leaves a user to chicken peck around in the hopes…

    7 votes

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  16. Drive: More granular controls when designating a file as Marked for Offline

    I tried to select particular folders to sync, but found that other folders that I had not selected were then trying to sync. I tried to stop them syncing, to find that then stopped the folders I was trying to sync. After going backwards and forwards a few times, Box Drive crashes.

    I just want this feature to work as it should, syncing just the folders I want and leaving the rest as online access only.

    What is happening is that when you click on a folder to select it and then mark it for offline, it is fine.

    The…

    2 votes

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  18. Automatically transfer files based on the file's last modified date

    Desired: A tool that, based on last modified date, (automatically) transfers files to Box before or after a certain date.

    Currently: Users have to manually sort files by last modified date and select files to transfer to Box. For automatic batch transfers from personal machines or file servers, users would have to use a time-based job scheduler tool in conjunction with an FTP client.

    2 votes

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  19. Box Drive Should Show Files With Illegal Filenames or Characters

    We need Box Drive to be able to point to the offending error in Windows Explorer or Finder. Click on the offending file, folder is opened and file is selected in Windows Explorer or Finder in order to fix.

    32 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is not something that we have on the roadmap for the foreseeable future. Notifications were suppressed for these items and we will be investigating different ways to make problem items in general more discoverable.

  20. Add ability to change permission settings for Box Drive to allow the share operation.

    For example, we have a scanner and want to be able to directly scan to the Box Drive folder.

    1 vote

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