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  1. Pre-populate Box signin userid (email) field

    Actually for all Box applications requiring sign-in from a computer.

    Allow the sign-in procedure to remember previously supplied email addresses (in a configuration file or in the Windows registry) or allow customization for users to provide a list of addresses. Then provide selection from a drop-down list at sign-in time.

    This is typical of browser access to the Box web page. It would greatly ease access to Box for Box Drive users that do not stay connected. Absence of this feature has us looking for alternatives to Box Drive for our desktop file sharing needs.

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  2. 319 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We are currently not planning to implement this feature and will continue to prevent all Box Drive results from appearing in Explorer/Finder searches.

    Box Drive does not download the all of the metadata (File name, folder structure, etc.) of your Box content. Instead, it is downloaded on demand and then evicted when it is no longer relevant. This eviction process is not visible to users and it is not easily predictable. This would cause the search results in Explorer/Finder to be inconsistent for users – sometimes they would find a file and other times they may not if the metadata and file were evicted.

    We have chosen not to download all of the metadata (and then keep it up to date with changes) as this can result in a large performance, storage and bandwidth tax which is not scalable – especially in environments where users interface with millions of files/folders.

  3. Box Drive should preview files in windows explorer or Finder

    There is a feature in Windows Explorer that allows you to enable a preview pane that previews the contents of files inside of the explorer window. This does not work on files that are in Box Drive even for files that have been opened before.

    89 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is a feature we would love to get to, but unfortunately it is not on our short term roadmap. Please continue adding your feedback!

  4. 12 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    A true silent update is not currently planned. We have made some improvements to Box Drives update behavior by including silent updates when Box Drive is launching, if an update is already available. This improvement is in v2.3 for Mac and v2.3 for Windows.

  5. 73 votes

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  6. Support for differential or byte-level or block-level syncing with Box Drive

    This type of transfer means only the changed parts of the file are transferred instead of the whole file.

    Here's a good explanation:
    https://www.cloudwards.net/block-level-file-copying/

    6 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

  7. Expose EXIF Metadata in the Box Drive when Media (Photo, etc.) is Uploaded via Box Drive or Web App

    We sort hundreds of thousands of photos taken by our users. We need to be able to sort within Box Drive in a Windows Explorer view, and one of the ways they sort is via the Date Taken attribute.

    18 votes

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  8. 56 votes

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  9. 100 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is not technically possible with the current non-persistent architecture of Box Drive.

    When the ‘Box’ folder disappears (whens users quit, update, log out) Windows folder redirection creates a new ‘Box’ folder to continue to redirect content. This forks the redirection out of Box Drive.

    Workarounds have been investigated heavily, but the cost to implement is too large to commit to the roadmap now.

  10. Have Box Notes Accessed via Drive Open in Box Notes Desktop Application

    Right now, when a user opens a Box Note from Drive on their desktop, the note is opened in the webapp, rather than the Box Notes desktop app they have installed.

    A better flow would be to have those notes open in the Notes desktop app instead

    15 votes

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  11. Expose Favorites in Box Drive

    Favorites are becoming more and more popular now that they're better exposed (in the left rail) in the new Web App.

    As such, users expect to access their Favorites list regardless of which endpoint they're using - webapp (supported), mobile (supported), or desktop (not supported via Sync or Box for Desktop).

    REQUEST: Add a 'Favorites' view to Box for Desktop content (somehow) that allows the user to view only their Favorites (files + folders) just like they do in the webapp.

    133 votes

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  12. 22 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

  13. 25 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

  14. For problem items on Box, add ability to click on the problem item and be taken directly to the item on Box.

    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!

    18 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

  15. 13 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

  16. 8 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap, though we want to recognize that content sprawl is an issue and we are working to address it!  Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  17. 12 votes

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  18. Folder-Level Sync Controls: Restrict Managed Users from syncing a folder (even if they're an Editor / Co-Owner)

    Be able to disable sync at the folder level regardless of co-owner or editor collaboration level. Users need to be added at these collaboration levels but they should not have the ability to sync certain folders to their machine (e.g., heavily collaborated content).

    19 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    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!

    Box Shield may be a potential workaround for users interested in restricting syncing of specific content by classifying it. Though this will also prevent any downloads of the content as well.

  19. Start Box Drive on windows startup instead of user login

    We have a PC that share Box content on our LAN but it's incredible that when the PC restarts Box Drive does not start until a user does login to the pc. For us it mandatory that Box Drive starts on windows startup instead of user login. We tried to schedule the action but Box process fail with an error that windows is not started in interactive mode.

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  20. Retrieve Box shared links along with local paths from Box Drive

    I am interested in retrieving a list containing local file paths and their shared links from Box Drive. This would be useful in scenarios where I am referencing many files through Box Drive (e.g., a mail merge in Microsoft Word which references a unique shared Box link in each email). Currently each shared Box link must be retrieved manually using Box Drive’s right-click context menu.

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