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  1. Manual pause syncing

    Sometimes I want to reorder / organize / rename files before syncing.

    118 votes

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    Thank you for the suggestion. We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap.

    Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  2. Enhanced Lock/Unlock on Box Drive for CAD files

    I hope the Enhanced lock/unlock experience, which is currently only available for Office files, be made available for CAD files and others as well.

    81 votes

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    Thank you for the suggestion. We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap. We will place this in our backlog as we continue evaluating ideas to improve Box Drive. 


    Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  3. Provide appropriate warning before moving a folder to a different owner in Box Drive UI

    In Box Drive, moving folder to a different owner looks like it works (a folder dragged to new Box location in Box Drive/Finder appears in the new location), but it actually fails and an OS notification pops up only briefly. The suggested fix (if the user notices the problem and can find the message about it) is also not ideal -- Box wants you to manually move the folder back yourself, but if you don't see this message right away then you might not remember where you moved it from.

    Ideally, this would warn the user about the change in…

    6 votes

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  4. Display warning if a document is open

    Display a warning similar to read-only if another team member has a file open. Currently this is not possible without code installed at the individual PC level and there is no solution with MAC (just confirmed with support). The conflicting versions can be frustrating for teams and the tiny lock icon is just not a large enough warning when opening from box drive.

    17 votes

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    For Office files stored in Box, we are enabling the capability coauthor in real-time with collaborators. This will eliminate issues that arise when creating conflict copies. For other files types that do not support coauthoring, we do not have a feature planned on our roadmap, to notify users when the file is locked outside of the lock icon that is displayed on the file in the Explorer/Finder view. 

    We will place this in our backlog as we continue evaluating ideas to improve Box Drive.

    Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  5. A snapshot of contents within a Box drive folder

    Have you ever looked at a top-level Box folder and felt overwhelmed by the prospect of having to dig through and drill down to every sub-folder just to know what the contents are?

    Do you get discouraged at the thought of looking for a single file that could possibly exist way down the rabbit hole of Box folders and sub-folders?

    Would you rather have the ability to glance at a snapshot of an entire Box folder and all the sub-folders and files that exist within it?

    A simple yet effective solution is a "tree directory" view. This is a feature…

    87 votes

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  6. Box Drive support MacOS Monterey

    Box does not support Box Drive aliases with Mac OS Monterey. We need this feature back so users don't remove/delete files and folders from Box by mistake.

    9 votes

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  7. UI enhancements to indicate moving/copying activity in progress

    When moving/copying files and folders in BoxDrive, I want to be able to see visually that an operation is taking place.

    Currently, BoxWeb displays a green dialog at the top of the screen when you move or copy files or folders,
    but However, BoxDrive has an explorer-like feel, so I don't think this kind of display appears even when a move/copy is performed.

    However, BoxDrive has an Explorer-like feel, so I don't think this kind of display appears when moving/copying is performed. or some other confirmation dialog. When an operation is performed, we would like to see a confirmation dialog…

    15 votes

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  8. Dragging files or folders out of BOX makes a copy

    With the recent update to BOX Drive, when you move something from BOX to your computer it removes it from BOX. It used to make a copy by default. We use BOX as a shared file server and this change allows for accidental deletion.

    Can you please add the ability to make this copy rather than move the file, only when moving out of BOX onto the computer or an outside volume?

    2 votes

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  9. Date and Time of uploading file on BOX

    Hi! I was faced with the problem of file date uploading on display on BOX.

    I know that usually, BOX shows "Today" or "Yesterday" if the file was uploaded to BOX today or yesterday. It's clear, but, I need to see the exact date displayed with numbers. For example, I want to see that the file was uploaded to BOX "18 of May, 2022" instead of "Today".

    Moreover, I even can't see the time when the file was uploaded to BOX. I work with the client in different time zones (the difference is 10 hrs) and sometimes it is really…

    2 votes

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  10. Ability to manually update a Box Drive version (menu option)

    I would like to see version update added to the right-click menu of the app so that I can manually update when the latest version of BoxDrive is released.

    Currently, Box Edit and Box Drive are designed to automatically update their versions, but depending on the user, the timing of implementation may be delayed or there may be cases where the version is not automatically updated.
    In order to deal with this, we have to uninstall and reinstall the tool, which is very inconvenient.
    Therefore, I would like to see version update added to the right-click menu of the app…

    4 votes

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  11. View Owner/Creator of Files in Box Drive

    We would like the ability to display accurate information about the Owner/creator of files within Box Drive for Windows. The Owner column in Windows was used prior to our migration to Box to show who originally created the file for a folder all in a single glance. Although Box.com shows the upload history of individual files, it's a manual process of viewing each file-- a pain point-- compared to the table view of File Explorer with the Owner column displaying. Currently, within Box Drive/File Explorer, the Owner column is empty. This would be useful for the users to know who…

    2 votes

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  12. Ability to customize promotion settings

    Please add a setting to not show the promotion that appears when users starts Box Drive.
    That promotion can be confusing because it forces the user to see it even if the company does not allow that feature.

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  13. Support for MacOS Finder Tags (the colored dots) in Box is Needed

    Under Catalina and before Finder Tags worked the same on Box Drive as they would on a local drive.

    Finder Tags are a significant feature for MacOS users and not having them any more is a problem. Many MacOS users depend on Finder Tags in work flows and losing this feature has broken long established processes to manage files.

    1 vote

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  14. Save file preferences

    The classification of my preferences of how I want the files to appear are not saved and you have to be changing it every so often, it is quite annoying

    La clasificacion de mis preferencias de como quiero que aparezcan los archivos no se guardan y hay que estar cambiandolo a cada rato es bastante molesto

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  15. Box Drive search to mirror Web UI

    You can't specify details in Box Drive search.
    I want to use the same function as WEB UI on the search screen of Drive.

    3 votes

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  16. file transfer status

    One of our users recently asked the following:

    "The Transfers pane in the Box drive alert window rarely shows any file
    names, even when files are actively being transferred. Please change the
    Transfers window so that it shows a rolling list of all transferring and
    recently transferred files and a time remaining estimate. The list
    should be rolling and not clear when the transfers are done. It should
    always be possible to see the last 5-10 files that Box Drive has
    transferred."

    I'm not sure if this is a reasonable request, but thought I'd share it here.

    2 votes

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  17. Auto lock/unlock for read-only file.

    Currently, BoxDrive works with AutoLockUnlock=1 as below.

    1. When we open a read-only settings(Windows OS file property), it is locked automatically.
    2. And then, when we close the file, the read-only setting is gone.

    Please improve as below.

    1. When we open a read-only settings(Windows OS file property), it is not locked automatically.
    2. And then, when we close the file, the read-only setting keeps.

    Best,

    10 votes

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  18. Ask users to enter their email address before viewing a file

    Is there is a feature that requests/restricts a person who receives a file link to submit their email address in order to view the file. Sort of a Docsend killer.

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  19. Add iOS Shortcuts integration

    Simply add iOS shortcuts integration like your competitor. Save to box, append to file in box function ecc would be a great feature. The only reason that I’m not using your great service is the missing of this integration.

    4 votes

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  20. Automatically save Box Drive logs

    I want Box Drive logs to be automatically saved in Box.

    Currently, Box Drive logs are deleted by log rotation, and even a customer wants to ask Box to investigate, the logs are no longer left.
    As a result, Box, Inc. sometimes cannot investigate it.

    Because Box recommends an unlimited-capacity digital workplace environment, I think it's nonsense that we lose logs.

    Therefore, I would like to be able to automatically save the Box Drive log to Box as an option.

    1 vote

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