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  1. install selective sync on mobile app

    In the mobile app. for Box Sync, only sync the files I have marked to sync in Box.com. I have NO need to see all files in our entire organization and it is a waste of space on my phone,

    the request is to have selective syncing like on a laptop.

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  3. Sync folders that are shared with me as Viewer

    I want that the documents shared with me for viewing get also automatically synced to my local drive.

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  4. There should still be a selective sync options for Box Drive.

    You should be able to selective sync folders and files that you do not need on a regular basis.

    5 votes

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  5. Limit the resources being used by Box Sync

    Users would like an option to limit the resources being used by box sync. This is affecting coworkers; it is not just an issue with machine.

    11 votes

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    We are not planning to implement controls around this in Box Sync. You may consider trying Box Drive to see if that improves the resource utilization issue. Since it only uses bandwidth for content users access, it may help to improve things here.

  6. Sync by date

    I need to not have all the oldest files always sync to my desktop and leave all the newest files set by a date.

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  7. scan .bak files

    For heaven's sake allow box to scan .bak files - it's practically the only reason I'm using box! What's the point of a cloud back up system that won't back up backup files!!

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  8. box sync

    The company I work for would love to keep the box sync app running for our computers as it is a real convince to only sync the files the designers are working on at the moment and allows us to control what to work on and not have to search through the whole box drive to find the one file every time to work on.

    3 votes

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  9. Knowing where the files were syncing from

    I have the same folder on different machines & clouds. Is there a way to see or change where the files are syncing from?

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  10. Add exFAT file system support

    Add support for Box Sync to work with exFAT formatted file systems (this is the best file system when trying to swap between PC and Mac).

    6 votes

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  11. Folder created on mobile does not sync automaticaly on desktop with Box Sync

    Solution : automatically sync folder created on mobile on desktop, or at least allow to activate syncing on desktop from the mobile app (this option is only available online - under sub / sub menu - but not in mobile menu)

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  13. Make file type icon easily visible to left of file name. Folders, too.

    File type icon to left of file name overshadowed by status icon (cloud, green check).

    4 votes

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  14. Chat Room

    one online helper(like for instant assistance chat room) should be available so that if anyone needs hels on the spot he/she can get

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  15. Please include the Box Sync app to use Windows 10's Metered connection setting. Disabling box sync on metered connection (Cell Hot Spots)

    Give the user the option to enable or disable syncing on a metered connection. A lot of the time I want to sync while at home or the office. But I dont need to download 500mb of co-worker changes while I just needed to check my email.

    11 votes

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  16. Allow the user to select a default search type when performing a search. For example, whenever a search is initiated, the “folder” type will

    Allow the user to select a default search type when performing a search. For example, whenever a search is initiated, the “folder” type will be selected automatically.

    7 votes

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  17. move box sync deleted items to local trash

    Ask: When content is deleted from local Box Sync folder, content is moved to local user's trash folder.
    Reason: This is good if you ever delete content from box sync that has not yet been saved to Box's servers yet. It would at least end up in the local trash for recovery.

    4 votes

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  18. Sync parent folder structure, so that Box Sync retains heirarchy

    When granting access to a specific folder, the user's desktop only syncs that folder, not its parent. This results in the folder sitting directly in the highest level folder, rather than in a subfolder where it belongs. The user should see the full file path in Box Sync.

    e.g. if granting user access to folder '/Apples' located in '/Fruit', the user should see 'Box Sync/Fruit/Apples', whereas they only see Box Sync/Apples because they do not have access to the overall '/Fruit' folder. This is the incorrect file path.

    2 votes

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  19. [Fix] Poor support for moving drive and recognizing existing content

    I had to disconnect a drive and Box sync broke and has been a massive pain to get working again. When the drive was reconnected, Box couldn't reuse the old folder, and once it started a new folder, I didn't appear to have the option to change it.

    I uninstalled and reinstalled Box sync so I could point it at the original directory it used with all the files still in place. It did not recognize any of the files. Instead, it renamed all the folders, downloaded duplicates of everything, and then ran out of space on my cloud storage…

    2 votes

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  20. Allow users to sync a specific folder on the phone with Box?

    Can Box.com allow user to sync a specific folder on the phone with Box?

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