Indexing Box Drive Offline Files
I have access to a number of folders that I don't need frequently (if at all), but I do have a select group of folders that I use daily, and I keep these stored as files available offline. I recently migrated from a computer that used Box Sync to a computer using Box Drive, and I was very disappointed to find that I couldn't search my offline files using the windows file explorer. Instead, I'm forced to use the Box Drive search window, which requires that I search ALL of my folders, which frustrates many of my directed searches.
I would like to see Box Drive to allow for offline files to be indexed.
A better way to search files is a very much needed functionality. The in-built solution is far from ideal, in need of a lot of extra love.
You should note at Box that the current suggestion is very different from
That has to do with searching all your Box Drive content.
Available-offline content, by definition, has a local copy on user's disk, so the read-only indexing process at the user machine should generate no extra traffic nor Box server-side infrastracture burden (if it does then is a bug and need to be addressed).
So ok to forbid Windows or third party indexers run in your whole Box Drive, but please add the exception to let them run in available offline folders.