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  1. Avoid syncing certain file types.

    Hello.

    I am a 3D modeler and I use Box assiduously.

    My working folder is directly Box's sync directory. The program that I use saves a backup version of the model, time to time and sometimes this files are huge.

    I ran into the problem that these backups are synchronized, generating traffic and taking up space.

    It would be a great help if it could be included in future versions, to be able to ignore certain files based on their extension.

    Thank you.

    5 votes

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  2. Auto-syncing folders to desktop

    If a folder is shared with a person within an organization, there should be a feature that automatically syncs that folder to your desktop. Every quarter, my company creates a new folder for that quarters materials. And every quarter, we have to log into the browser and sync that new folder to our desktop. Its a simple task, but I spend a significant amount of time walking our employees through how to do it, and explaining why they cant see our new materials when they become available. It also doesn't help that the browser view presents differently in different browsers.…

    5 votes

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  4. Make sync actually work correctly and reliably

    Box seems to have abandoned any effort to improve sync. It has the same problems that it had 5? 6? 7? years ago. It takes forever to sync. It consumes huge amounts of CPU. It gets hung up all the time. A former associate who was friends with an employee of Box once (about 5 years ago) complained to the friend about the problems with sync. The employee's response: "use sync less." That appears to be Box's strategy: they don't fix the problems with the program; rather, their advice is use the program less. That's pathetic. Fix your software.

    14 votes

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  5. Sync Both Work & Personal Files with Two Separate Accounts

    Option to login with both work and personal accounts, so I can sync both work and personal documents.

    4 votes

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  6. Ability to sync dot-files

    I'm a developer and my projects are synced to box, and I need, when I access my projects on another computer, to retrieve all my files, including my "dot" files (such as .env, .gitignore, .editorconfig, etc.). Only, now "dot" files are not synced, as explained on this page:
    https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044195433. This is a problem, so it would be nice to be able to manually force certain files to sync or to have them automatically sync.

    1 vote

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  7. To keep MACOS extended attributes (i.e. Finder Tags)

    To keep MACOS FINDER extended attributes (tags)

    5 votes

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  8. map synced folders

    There is a need to map all current synced folders of all users in my organization. There is no way to gether this information at the moment. Please develop a report that will be able to list all synced folders per user.

    3 votes

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  9. I have files and folders on box.com, but the same are not getting synced with my desktop. How do I make the web folders come into my desktop

    I have created files on my ipad and the same are created on box.com webpage also, but they are not syncing with my desktop

    What I save on my phone or ipad is not coming into my desktop?

    4 votes

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  10. Update Box Sync to ignore temporary save files from Terramodel (*.~pr)

    Trimble Terramodel is a CAD program similar to AutoCAD or BricsCAD and saves a copy of the main drawing file (PRO files in the case of Terramodel, DWG in the case of AutoCAD) and renames the extension ~PR (AutoCAD equivalent is BAK).

    Box needs a simple way of toggling the option to ignore certain file types such as these to prevent syn errors and long scanning sessions during sync.

    1 vote

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  11. box sync location

    Changing the default location would be a good idea! Yes, I have read the instructions and added the line to the registry. Andno it does not work! Why have you messed this up. It used to be so easy. I t was poosible the change the location on install. This feature was not available with the new installer.

    4 votes

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  12. Box sync won't sync files on my computer with box.com unless I log out and log back in. Rebooting the computer didn't help. I have to log ou

    Box sync won't sync files on my computer with box.com unless I log out and log back in. Rebooting the computer didn't help. I have to log out of the app and log back in.

    3 votes

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  13. update files with box sync in share folder with Viewer Uploader privilages

    Hi ;
    There is any option to Sync Folder (Box Sync only) with the status Viewer Uploader insted of Editor ?
    becuase i want to share a folder with new information each week but i dont want to give all my team permission to delate this information

    2 votes

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  15. 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.

    1 vote

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  17. 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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  18. I work for two company's. I want to be able to sync both company's files on my imac. Please make that a possibility.

    I work for two company's. I want to be able to sync both company's files on my imac. Please make that a possibility. Currently, I can only sync one company per computer. We had spotty internet connection at one time, and I was unable to go online for access to the files for the company I don't have synced.

    4 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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