Adapt the Box Sync / Box for Desktop lock/unlock experience to mimic the standard locking UX that users are familiar with from Windows file servers.
Example screenshot from file server UX: https://cloud.box.com/s/4px71vfralrlpnj6x9sdeoquyxdellg6
-Pop-up upon double-clicking a file to ask user if they'd like to check out (lock) a file or open a read-only version
-Auto-unlock upon closing the file27 votes
We currently do not have any new features planned for Box Sync. This is something that is under consideration for Box Drive. Please see that request here: https://pulse.box.com/admin/v3/suggestions/35983087/.
please reinstate the Alias functionality with Box on OS15 votes
Box seems to have abandoned any effort to improve sync. It has the same problems that it had 5? 6? 7? years ago. It takes forever to sync. It consumes huge amounts of CPU. It gets hung up all the time. A former associate who was friends with an employee of Box once (about 5 years ago) complained to the friend about the problems with sync. The employee's response: "use sync less." That appears to be Box's strategy: they don't fix the problems with the program; rather, their advice is use the program less. That's pathetic. Fix your software.14 votes
Users would like an option to limit the resources being used by box sync. This is affecting coworkers; it is not just an issue with machine.11 votes
We are not planning to implement controls around this in Box Sync. You may consider trying Box Drive to see if that improves the resource utilization issue. Since it only uses bandwidth for content users access, it may help to improve things here.
Please include the Box Sync app to use Windows 10's Metered connection setting. Disabling box sync on metered connection (Cell Hot Spots)
Give the user the option to enable or disable syncing on a metered connection. A lot of the time I want to sync while at home or the office. But I dont need to download 500mb of co-worker changes while I just needed to check my email.11 votes
In my experience - Box Sync on Windows 10 - I often run into messages "N files could not be synced" - usually because a Mac user saved a file with a name Windows can't handle. If it's only one file, it tells me the name, but if it's more than one, it only shows the number. I would go into Box to rename the files - however, I cannot find any way to identify the offending one. Would love an option on Box Sync that showed the set of files that are throwing sync errors.8 votes
Allow the user to select a default search type when performing a search. For example, whenever a search is initiated, the “folder” type will
Allow the user to select a default search type when performing a search. For example, whenever a search is initiated, the “folder” type will be selected automatically.7 votes
Currently, users who get Box Sync pushed to their computer (so they see the pop-up Box Sync login page) but haven't gone to the webapp to auto-provision their account end up not being able to log into Box Sync as the Sync login flow does NOT support auto-provisioning.
Request: Allow a user to auto-provision their account from any endpoint, including Box Sync.7 votes
Add support for Box Sync to work with exFAT formatted file systems (this is the best file system when trying to swap between PC and Mac).6 votes
would it be possible to have an option , warning about all data deletion or when whole box folder is being removed from box, be shown before sync. with local folders? This would prevent data loss.
As well option to sync. from local copy will enable option to easily restore data from Box, this would be appreciated.
With many people working together, sometimes folders can be accidentally dragged off. It would be safer if the basic folder structure be locked down so to avoid accidental deletion and relocation but still allow users to create additional subfolders.
Also, in order to prevent random placement of files, folders/subfolders might also be locked to prevent files from being saved at a certain level.5 votes
I am a 3D modeler and I use Box assiduously.
My working folder is directly Box's sync directory. The program that I use saves a backup version of the model, time to time and sometimes this files are huge.
I ran into the problem that these backups are synchronized, generating traffic and taking up space.
It would be a great help if it could be included in future versions, to be able to ignore certain files based on their extension.
Thank you.5 votes
If a folder is shared with a person within an organization, there should be a feature that automatically syncs that folder to your desktop. Every quarter, my company creates a new folder for that quarters materials. And every quarter, we have to log into the browser and sync that new folder to our desktop. Its a simple task, but I spend a significant amount of time walking our employees through how to do it, and explaining why they cant see our new materials when they become available. It also doesn't help that the browser view presents differently in different browsers. If there was a button in my box profile that said 'auto sync new folders to my desktop' id select it and never have to worry about it. It saves time, effort and really should be an option with all the capabilities already available in box.
If a folder is shared with a person within an organization, there should be a feature that automatically syncs that folder to your desktop. Every quarter, my company creates a new folder for that quarters materials. And every quarter, we have to log into the browser and sync that new folder to our desktop. Its a simple task, but I spend a significant amount of time walking our employees through how to do it, and explaining why they cant see our new materials when they become available. It also doesn't help that the browser view presents differently in different browsers.…5 votes
To keep MACOS FINDER extended attributes (tags)5 votes
We have an outlook account and a work calendar that I schedule weeks in advance. It would be great to have a way that I can link the calendar to box so that all in the company can have access to the calendar at any given moment5 votes
You should be able to selective sync folders and files that you do not need on a regular basis.5 votes
Box Sync support for Apple M1. We use Box Sync because it gives you the ability to choose which folders you want synced on the computer. Would love Box Sync support for Apple M14 votes
Option to login with both work and personal accounts, so I can sync both work and personal documents.4 votes
I have files and folders on box.com, but the same are not getting synced with my desktop. How do I make the web folders come into my desktop
I have created files on my ipad and the same are created on box.com webpage also, but they are not syncing with my desktop
What I save on my phone or ipad is not coming into my desktop?4 votes
Changing the default location would be a good idea! Yes, I have read the instructions and added the line to the registry. Andno it does not work! Why have you messed this up. It used to be so easy. I t was poosible the change the location on install. This feature was not available with the new installer.4 votes
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