box drive sync progress
When syncing large amounts of data or many items into Box, I don't have a number of items remaining unless I try to log out of Box drive while it is uploading. Could we take that information and put it into the Box Drive icon like it was displayed in Box Sync?
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Joseph Svrchek commented
Nudge. This should be a standard feature especially now with everyone working from home. This is necessary to check upload status and set proper customer expectations.
I went from Box Sync to box drive recently, but this is one sync feature I miss terribly - I could at least see the sync status previously (# files, approx time etc) but now I am blind to what it is doing
This is a no-brainer feature for BOX Drive. All BOX's competitors have had this feature from day one being able to visually see what files are syncing and uploading so you can see a visual cue for what's remaining.
Edward Huels commented
This may address user reported issues of files/folder not appearing for another user in Box Drive after saving/creating.
I can't believe this isn't current functionality. OneDrive and Dropbox both supply this in their task-manager pop-up program... and yet when you open the BOX Drive task-manager application that covers 1/4 of your desktop screen, it's only function is search...
Why wouldn't you be able to display all the files currently syncing (uploading/downloading) so the user can easily understand what the program is doing.
Matthew Ryan commented
Our CTO is a major user of Box Drive, to the point where he is stressing the product. Sometimes he reports an issue and a troubleshooting step is for him to log out and login again, clearing his cache. He works in myriad folders Marked For Offline and wants to know if we can reassure him that anything he's saved has synced up to Box so when he logs out he has zero risk of losing anything that got stuck syncing.
We cannot give him this reassurance. The current answer is for him to eyeball the status icon on anything he has touched with is completely not feasible.
Google Drive has a progress bar when you're syncing files from your computer to your drive, Box could use one. Box, in my opinion, is way superior to Drive but a progress bar could help a whole lot.