Granular caching ability for Box Drive
Right now, Box Drive pre-caches any content within a folder as it’s accessed. This can create an issue if there is a large file (~1 GB Executable) in the folder on Box which causes the native file explorer to hang.
We would like granular caching ability for Box Drive to set a file size so that not everything needs to be pre-cached.
As some commenters noted, files are not cached automatically when users access a folder. Rather, the metadata on the files within a folder get cached. Files themselves will only be cached/downloaded if a user double-clicks on them.
Can we get response from Box, is this expected behavior? Accessing a folder will cache it to cache all files? I thought only files you actually double click to open are cached.
Box User commented
Box Drive should only cache files that are actually accessed. This seems like a disaster waiting to happen, if we were to accidentally access our user backups folder with terabytes of data, Box drive would try and cache everything?