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  1. Folders accessed via Box for Salesforce do not appear in Box Drive until re-login

    We’re finding that when a user visits a folder from Box for Salesforce, they then have access to the client folder from Box.com but it does not appear in Box Drive until they log out of Box Drive and back in.

    Please fix this

    8 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Hide folders from Box Drive

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

    449 votes

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    under consideration  ·  68 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 831 votes

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    149 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    26 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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/

    5 votes

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

  6. 12 votes

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

  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.

    7 votes

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    not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    14 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Thumbnail Support for Box Drive

    Especially useful in a marketing/creative shared folder

    155 votes

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    under consideration  ·  16 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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

    123 votes

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    26 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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!

  11. 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.

    80 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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!

  12. 69 votes

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    under consideration  ·  18 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 49 votes

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    under consideration  ·  6 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 296 votes

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    74 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  15. 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!

  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. 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!

  18. 90 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  19. Allow users to suppress problem items they do not have permissions to fix

    For example, you are a Viewer Uploader on a folder that contains restricted Windows characters.

    As a Viewer Uploader, you do not have permissions to rename the folder.

    Now, your BFD client will forever complain about this folder.

    5 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap. 

    We will be suppressing server-side problem item (files that cannot sync to Box Drive from Box.com) notifications starting in Box Drive v2.4 in an effort to reduce the noise while we work towards solving this problem in a better way.

  20. Change local BfD folder UI to distinguish if collaborators are in folders (like webapp)

    Add UI to local BfD folders to know ownership/collaborators of folders (i.e. yellow = no collabs, grey = external collab, blue = owned externally + collaborators)

    11 votes

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    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!

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