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  1. Provide a way to "pause" syncing of files marked for offline

    Allow a use to stop/pause syncing of files that are marked for offline access. We have multiple users who travel and are on metered connections but still need access to the internet and their offline files.

    46 votes

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    not planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Admin →
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  2. Android File Association Fix

    On Android, other apps prompt you to "open with" when opening a file there is no association for (ps1, vbs, lang of your choice). However Box makes no such prompt. Please update Box Android to offer an "open with" dialog like other apps have. Read more at https://community.box.com/t5/Desktop-and-Mobile-Forum/quot-Open-With-quot-or-Android-file-associations/m-p/67230/highlight/false#M2751

    3 votes

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  3. Create Custom URL for shared links in Box Drive

    Right now a link can not be customized as the customer is used to when using the WebApp. Only “Copy Link” is available.

    3 votes

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  4. Backup user folders to Box Drive

    To make the capture and backup of user content on our users' local systems easier, Box Drive should have an option to automatically select and sync the contents of user folders on both Macs and Windows computers (e.g., Desktop, Documents, etc.).

    39 votes

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  5. 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.

    2 votes

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  6. Color coded shared folders for Box Drive

    Need ability to determine what folders have been shared in Box Drive without having to revert back to the Web UI to verify if Blue/Yellow/Grey etc..

    290 votes

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  7. Ability in Box Drive to have documents physically stored on PC or external driver

    In Box Drive it would be good that the documents are physically on our PC in offline mode, not just a memory copy (metadata).

    28 votes

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  8. Hide folders from Box Drive

    hide a set of folders from box drive while leaving them available on Box for office and Box online

    535 votes

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  9. 879 votes

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  10. Shared link to open file directly in Box Drive

    Instead of opening in Web App, we should click a shared link to open in Drive.

    57 votes

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  11. 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  ·  Anonymous 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!

  12. 12 votes

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    not planned  ·  Anonymous 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.

  13. 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.

    30 votes

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  14. 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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  15. Thumbnail Support for Box Drive

    Especially useful in a marketing/creative shared folder

    200 votes

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    This feature was delivered for Windows in Box Drive v2.25!
    Users can now quickly preview of files in Explorer and Box Drive search without having to open these files. 


    This feature is under consideration for macOS devices.

  16. Ability to see and access bookmarks in Box Drive

    Bookmarks: I store a lot of bookmarks in Box. This bookmarks are not visible in the folder structure on my laptop (links seems not to be stored as files). As a consequence e.g. bookmark titles are only searchable via Box browser interface but not via Windows search functionality within explorer

    210 votes

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    not planned  ·  Anonymous 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!

  17. 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.

    94 votes

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    not planned  ·  Anonymous 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!

  18. 74 votes

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  19. 58 votes

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  20. 334 votes

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    not planned  ·  Anonymous 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.

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