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  1. List Box Drive supported OS by name

    Include the list of OS’s that are supported by name (i.e. Mojave, etc.)

    Transparency for every day language for IT, and allows for more effective upgrade/rollout of Drive.

    2 votes

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  2. Manage default Box Drive install folder in Admin Console

    To configure the Box Drive folder location, registry keys need to be pushed to all workstations. The customer would like it if there was a setting in the Box Admin Console where you could set the new folder paths for Windows and Mac, and then when a user logs into Box Drive, it would automatically update the registry. This would save admins from having to worry about new users or anyone they might miss with a manual push.

    27 votes

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    not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Prevent Box Notes being created from Box Drive when disabled at enterprise level

    When Box Notes application is disabled at enterprise level we should not be able to create new Box Notes from within Box Drive application.

    2 votes

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  4. Box Drive: Change cache location

    It would be really awesome to allow the box drive cache location to be placed somewhere other than C:\Users<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Box\Box\cache, say on on a separate volume that doesn't consume space on C: (boot / application drive). Ideally I would like to place it on my second ssd D:

    241 votes

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  5. Drive: Available offline to specific folders and not enterprise wide

    We would like to allow available offline for user drives only or work spaces. But network shares which is considerable larger shouldn't have this option. So If we allow admins the ability to choose what folders can be marked for offline instead of enterprise wide.

    4 votes

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  6. large file size zip

    When using the Shared Link for large zip files the user is directed to the Box site (https://wi-fi.app.box.com/), then given an error and a download button to retrieve the file. The error displayed is "We're sorry, this file type is not currently supported."

    When using the Direct link to share a large zip file, rather than the user being taken to https://wi-fi.app.box.com/ the file is downloaded directly to their browser download folder. This is a much cleaner user experience.

    Would like to have the same download experience for the Shared link, as the Direct link.

    3 votes

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  7. Select folders to sync

    Select folders to sync with Box Drive rather than having to sync all folders.

    116 votes

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    13 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! Users already have the ability to selectively sync (mark content for offline access) today in Box Drive. What I believe you’re asking for is a curated view of content you select to show up in Box Drive. That’s something we’re considering as we think about how to solve the content sprawl issue in Box Drive.

  8. I want to set a password when creating a shared link with BoxDrive.

    I want to set a password when creating a shared link with BoxDrive.
    FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

    6 votes

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  9. Allow force download from web for red flagged files.

    On occasion, a discrepancy may be found between your local copy and the one on the web. I recommend adding the ability to override your local copy with the web version as a Box drive local option.

    1 vote

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  10. Make Box Drive a NTFS volume

    Box Drive is currently recognized as a FAT32 "installed volume". Whenever I try to copy a file from my NTFS SSD, I get a system message telling me that some file properties cannot be copied.

    I don't know if that can cause any problem in the files content, but it surely hurts our working efficiency, since we have to do an additional click every time we need to upload a file throughBox Drive.

    4 votes

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  11. Enable sync of files with lnk extension through Box Drive

    Box Drive will not sync files with a .lnk extension. We would like to be able to sync these as they are valuable in certain circumstances and are not hidden/system files.

    33 votes

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  12. Improve Box Drive memory usage

    Box recommend 4GB of RAM as minimum system specifications. But 4GB of RAM is not enough since Box Drive tends to use more than 1GB memory when a user open folder which has a lot of items. Therefore the fetching function should be improved to run efficiently on 4GB of RAM

    18 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are always striving to make improvements here. There won’t be one release were we resolve this issue though. Instead, there will be trying to make incremental improvements in all Box Drive releases.

  13. Short cut link for the file in Box Drive should be available

    Windows shortcut link for the file in Box Drive is broken if the BoxDrive cache is deleted. If the shortcut exists, the file in Box Drive should be opened as far as it exists.

    9 votes

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  14. 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.

    39 votes

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    not planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.).

    32 votes

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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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  19. 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..

    246 votes

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  20. 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).

    5 votes

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