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  1. 817 votes

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    149 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 287 votes

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    71 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.

  3. 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..

    240 votes

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    under consideration  ·  7 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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:

    226 votes

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    under consideration  ·  73 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Thumbnail Support for Box Drive

    Especially useful in a marketing/creative shared folder

    145 votes

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    under consideration  ·  12 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Box Drive (Windows) - Remember folder view settings

    We’ve been using Box Drive since launch, and it’s been an incredible improvement in our workflow. Only a small issue has made it notably less useful in saving time, and is a known issue documented here (community.box.com/t5/Box-Drive-Known-Issues..)

    Our file name and directory lengths are wider than the default for Box Drive/Windows. Normally Windows remembers preferences around column width, but in this case, as you know, Box Drive does not. This causes us to have to manually resize the “Name” field in every folder/directory, every time we access one. Therefore each user is having to do this perhaps dozens of times…

    142 votes

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    not planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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

    113 votes

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    22 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!

  8. Expose Favorites in Box Drive

    Favorites are becoming more and more popular now that they're better exposed (in the left rail) in the new Web App.

    As such, users expect to access their Favorites list regardless of which endpoint they're using - webapp (supported), mobile (supported), or desktop (not supported via Sync or Box for Desktop).

    REQUEST: Add a 'Favorites' view to Box for Desktop content (somehow) that allows the user to view only their Favorites (files + folders) just like they do in the webapp.

    112 votes

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    under consideration  ·  9 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Select folders to sync

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

    107 votes

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    12 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.

  10. Jump to the same path on Box Drive directly from Box Web

    Like Dropbox app, we would like a capability to move directly from Box Web to Box Drive. The usecase behind this is that we want to edit a file from Box Drive not Box Edit but want to search on Box Web.

    94 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Ability to force sync of Box Drive

    Currently, Drive relies on event poll for updating cached contents, and if events (updates on web) are not picked up by Drive in a timely manner, then local contents get outdated (out of sync with web). As a workaround, we want the ability to force sync of a selected folder (maybe add a right click menu to force sync/refresh cache).

    89 votes

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  12. 86 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.

  13. My Collections on Box Drive

    Just wondering you may develop 'My Collections' function on Box Drive.

    82 votes

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We are looking at how to improve content sprawl on Drive. We will be considering Collections as a possible path (among other options), but don’t have a change planned in the near-term.

  14. 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.

    79 votes

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    1 comment  ·  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!

  15. We want to update the sync on the Box Drive in real time.

    The data edited by myself on the Box Drive will be reflected, but I would like the synchronization to be updated in real time for data edited/saved by other users.

    74 votes

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  16. Open file from UI Elements without approval

    Ability to open a file from UI Elements Open With with Box Edit without being prompted to Approve/Deny to proceed.

    Currently, every time a file is opened from UI Elements, Box Edit displays the prompt and asks the user to Approve/Deny before the user can start locally opening and editing the file. This adds friction to user experience, and we want the option to not display this prompt and auto-approve the file open from UI Elements

    73 votes

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  17. Box Drive: Support ARM processors

    The new Microsoft Surface Pro X uses an ARM based processor and Box Drive doesn't support ARM processors. I'm sure use of the ARM processors will increase rapidly since it allows for much longer battery life and support cellular data connections.

    69 votes

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  18. 67 votes

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    under consideration  ·  18 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Pause sync for users with slower connections

    Enable Pause syncing for times in slow internet connection.

    65 votes

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

    Thanks for your suggestion. This is a feature that we’re considering for the future, but not planned in the near-term. One workaround is to limit the number of files that you’ve marked for offline access, as those are the ones that continue to synchronize new updates to your computer as they get made on Box.

  20. A snapshot of contents within a Box drive folder

    Have you ever looked at a top-level Box folder and felt overwhelmed by the prospect of having to dig through and drill down to every sub-folder just to know what the contents are?

    Do you get discouraged at the thought of looking for a single file that could possibly exist way down the rabbit hole of Box folders and sub-folders?

    Would you rather have the ability to glance at a snapshot of an entire Box folder and all the sub-folders and files that exist within it?

    A simple yet effective solution is a "tree directory" view. This is a feature…

    64 votes

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