Allow Marking Folders as "Move Locked" To Prevent Users From Moving Certain Folders Regardless Of Permissions
Our admins are constantly dealing with users who accidentally drag and drop folders into other folders. This can have a big impact across our org, especially when a high level folder that's shared across the company is moved. Here's a common use case:
We have a top level Projects folder. That folder contains a subfolder for every organization we do business with. Those Organization folders then contain subfolders for individual projects. We'd like to be able to mark the Organization level folders as Move Locked so that our users don't accidentally move folders from one Organization into another. This happens constantly in Box Drive.
The idea would be that an admin can mark a folder as Move Locked, and the folder would be identified with an icon letting users know that it's move locked. The only way to move it would be for an admin to unlock it first.
Thank you for the suggestion. Box currently offers the ability to lock folders using the folder lock API - https://developer.box.com/reference/post-folder-locks/
We do not have a feature on our roadmap to expose this functionality from Box Drive. We will place this in our backlog as we continue evaluating ideas to improve Box Drive.
Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!
I would also welcome this feature, as I am currently dealing with the fact someone in my office just accidentally moved our active case folder (which contains many, many TB of data we are all accessing constantly) on accident, and Box is telling me it may take several hours to move it all back, which is a real problem but thankfully it's the end of the day.
This would be an incredibly useful feature. We have users moving stuff unintentionally all the time and then asking where it's gone.
This would be an incredibly useful feature. We have users moving stuff around all the time.
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I think this would be very functional, as can happen very easily and can cause a lot of problems.
The link you gave for an alternative is dead. Our office also considers this a big issue.
For an admin who is not a developer (no one in my firm knows how to code), how would one implement the use of the folder lock for Box Drive?
We've had a large folder moved a couple times this year by accident and it's caused all sorts of upheaval.
I think this is an important feature to have in place, as do so many others.
Yes we would also welcome this feature. When folders with large amounts of data are moved accidentally it is a real showstopper for our business and one that we could do without.
It mainly happens with Box Drive users and it always amazes me how quick the files are to move but not so quick to move back and rectify.
A fix for this is urgently needed.
It looks like this feature is available via API call.
Yes, this is a constant issue. Please add a lock or warning or add appropriate permissions level that prevents this but still allows for editing.
I also just experienced this exact problem. So I support and would appreciate this solution. Additionally, to simply have a warning to highlight that the folder being moved containers many thousands of files - it would at least trigger the person to think first. I note this feature is available in the web version, but not Box Drive.
My company runs into the exact same issue. Our lower level people still need to be able to edit, delete, and move items within the folder structure, but in order to grant them that level of access, they are also able to move the root level folder wherever. At one point our entire projects folder was unavailable for half a day during busy season while it was moved back and reshared by admin.