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  1. Block root shared folder renaming

    I found it very disappointing when every user with editor's permissions can rename (and probably even delete) root folders. This is the absolutely most typical scenario with shared folders, and everything from cheapest NAS to Azure Sharepoint can prevent renaming (or worse deleting) root folders.

    I really miss the typical R/W user - Editor without permissions to delete/rename the root folder.

    3 votes

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  2. Use file size limits of Box Enterprise account when free users edit/upload to enterprise folders

    Ability for free/lite users who are external collaborators in a folder to edit/upload content into a managed folder, even if the file size is above the free/lite limit. For example: Company A has an enterprise Box license and Company B does not, but uses free/lite accounts to collaborate in folders with Company A. When Company B needs to collaborate/edit large files in Company A’s folder, they can only do so if the size of the file is below the free/lite account limit. For large files, they have to download the file, edit it on their desktop, then email back to…

    3 votes

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  3. Add "Last Accessed Date" as a file property

    Many cleanup/archival processes could be run via the API if this date was quickly accessible. Currently, one needs to look at events or reports to determine this date which is not feasible at scale for reports and Events API only goes back one year.

    6 votes

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  4. Improve management of pending invitations via API

    As we continue to build and customize the collaboration mechanism we found it difficult to manage pending invitations. When calling your API api.box.com/2.0/folders<folderid>/collaborations it returns approved collaborators in the “accessibleby” object but when it return PENDING collaborators the “accessible_by” object is null, but there’s status “pending” on this collaborator. We would imagine it would capture the email address of that pending collaborator. Seeing this is capable in your public domain to show the pending collaborator with an email address would be very useful to create modules to manage pending collaborators (e.g. resending the invitation, update the email address,…

    4 votes

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  5. Permanently delete trashed version

    Please consider adding API endpoint that would allow permanent deletion of trashed file versions.

    1 vote

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  6. Including the original path to a file that was deleted.

    It would make it easier to identify what files need to be restored if the original full path of the file was included in the trash folder and that information could be used in a sort/search.

    4 votes

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  7. get external users name and id in Get Enterprise Users and Get Collaboration API

    External users – get external users name and id in Get Enterprise Users api (this is currently not working), get an external user indication in Get Collaboration object

    7 votes

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  8. Increase maximum amount of files per user

    Current limit is 1,000,000 files per user. We need over 10M files per user for our use case.

    7 votes

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  9. Fix Illegal Characters Automatically When Uploading Via FTP

    FTP uploads currently allow illegal filenames or unsupported characters in filenames. This triggers sync and file errors in Box Drive.

    7 votes

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    not planned  ·  amin responded

    Thank you for your request. However, this is not something we will be focusing on this year. We will revisit this with additional demand.

  10. Add ability to batch rename multiple files

    I'd like to be able to select all contents of a folder (ex. images taken by a particular photographer at an event) and standardize all file names (ex. EventPhotographer Name (1), EventPhotographer Name (2),...)
    This is simple to do in Windows Explorer, but I really do not want to download and then re-upload for something so minor!

    2 votes

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  11. Allow co-owners (not just owners) to extend auto-expiration date for external collaborators.

    The primary reason why we have not enabled the auto-expiration for Collaborators is because only folder Owners will receive notifications of expiring collaborators and links, and only Owners will have the ability to extend the expiration date. In our instance, the Primary BoxAdmin account owns all content (and users are not allowed to create root-level folders, they're only co-owners).

    If this ability were extended to Co-Owners, then this enterprise setting would be feasible for us. It has to be up to the co-owners to receive the notifications and determine whether or not to extend the sharing (since they have the…

    10 votes

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  12. Updated needed for Firefox and Internet Explorer for "Share Folder" task.

    When attempting to "Share Folder" in Box, when signed in through Firefox OR Internet Explorer, an error occurs. The only work-around we have found is by using Google Chrome. This feature worked just fine in Firefox only a week ago. Please repair.

    1 vote

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  13. stream_position=now doesn't work in events api

    stream_position=now does not work

    1 vote

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  14. Get 'move from' folder of folder movement event

    Please make it possible to know the 'move from' folder of folder movement event.
    We want to build a different automation for each source folder.

    4 votes

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  15. Support Microsoft linking

    Formulas referencing external source files are used in Excel models and when linking Excel to PowerPoint. The ability to change data in a source file and have the updated data flow through to any/all linked files stored in different locations does not work.

    The ”updating links” function does not work as the formulas are not referencing the source file in Box Cloud, but instead are mapped to a temp copy on the local machine

    2 votes

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  16. PLEASE bring back the pre-selected Share link

    PLEASE re-add the pre-selected text highlighting to the Share popup box weblink.

    Previously in Box, when you tapped the "share" button it brought up a highlighted, pre-selected web link that could simply be copied (Ctl-C) and pasted. You did not need to select this link, it was already highlighted for you, all you had to do was click Ctl-C (go to email), then Ctl-P to paste the link.

    Since the update, you can set so that the link appears, but this link is no longer pre- selected – you have to physically go to that link and select it with…

    2 votes

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  17. Include a Disable Preview Option

    I've been using BOX for years and the only complaint is from my clients who download from my shared links. Almost 90% of users complain that they get the message
    "We're sorry, this file type is not currently supported."

    I understand from your viewpoint but from our viewpoint, we dont require such preview because our files are .zip, .rar, .7z, etc.

    So PLEASE enable some option where I can enable or disable the auto-preview.
    Remember, you guys are a cloud storage 1st solution. My clients should be able to download anything as simply as possible without getting confused about some…

    2 votes

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  18. Ability to white label the url from [company].box.com to box.[company].com to see white clients have blocked box

    Some of our clients office networks (law firms) block box.com and because of browser cross site restrictions, they can't actually tell it's being blocked so its difficult to handle smoothly

    7 votes

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    not planned  ·  amin responded

    Not planned at this time. We will revisit this with additional demand.

  19. The ability to add an auto-expiration on specific external collaborators access to a specified file or folder.

    I would like an Expiration option date picker to be added to the Collaboration Invite window. This will allow our company to let a user privilege expire without us being forced to expire by auto-deleting a folder, or sharing a link that expires but can also be shared with others in the meantime.

    15 votes

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  20. Enable box preview for Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 3d file formats

    Provide the ability to preview *.IFC format 3d files.

    Details about IFC format (Industry Foundation Classes) are outlined on this page

    http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/

    3 votes

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