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  1. Enhanced Locking Experience on Sync (mimic file server experience) - Auto-Lock & Unlock

    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/4px71vfralrlpnj6x9sdeoquyxdellg6Key Components:-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 file

    25 votes

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  2. Limit the resources being used by Box Sync

    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

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    1 comment  ·  Box Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  3. Make sync actually work correctly and reliably

    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.

    10 votes

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  4. 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.

    10 votes

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  5. 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

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  6. Allow Auto-Provisioning from Box Sync App

    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

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  7. Identify files that fail to sync using Box Sync

    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.

    6 votes

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  8. Add exFAT file system support

    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

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  9. Sync Both Work & Personal Files with Two Separate Accounts

    Option to login with both work and personal accounts, so I can sync both work and personal documents.

    4 votes

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  10. To keep MACOS extended attributes (i.e. Finder Tags)

    To keep MACOS FINDER extended attributes (tags)

    4 votes

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  11. box sync location

    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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  12. I work for two company's. I want to be able to sync both company's files on my imac. Please make that a possibility.

    I work for two company's. I want to be able to sync both company's files on my imac. Please make that a possibility. Currently, I can only sync one company per computer. We had spotty internet connection at one time, and I was unable to go online for access to the files for the company I don't have synced.

    4 votes

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  13. Make file type icon easily visible to left of file name. Folders, too.

    File type icon to left of file name overshadowed by status icon (cloud, green check).

    4 votes

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  14. Allow Box sync in Server version OS

    Since there are a lot of application that rely on UNC path, and are run in server, supporting box sync in server version will be very userful.

    4 votes

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  15. Auto-syncing folders to desktop

    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.…

    3 votes

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  16. Have a Sync Now option for files

    Box Sync on Windows 10 consistently fails to sync, but claims to be up to date. I can see the actual current version on the website, by my local persistently stays several versions back. Fixing that would be great, but also just giving a way to say, "I know you think you're up to date, but sync anyway" would make this less frustrating.

    3 votes

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  17. Syncing calendar to box

    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 moment

    3 votes

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  18. There should still be a selective sync options for Box Drive.

    You should be able to selective sync folders and files that you do not need on a regular basis.

    3 votes

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  19. box sync

    The company I work for would love to keep the box sync app running for our computers as it is a real convince to only sync the files the designers are working on at the moment and allows us to control what to work on and not have to search through the whole box drive to find the one file every time to work on.

    3 votes

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  20. move box sync deleted items to local trash

    Ask: When content is deleted from local Box Sync folder, content is moved to local user's trash folder.
    Reason: This is good if you ever delete content from box sync that has not yet been saved to Box's servers yet. It would at least end up in the local trash for recovery.

    3 votes

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