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  1. Show icon in Drive for parent folders when sub-folders are marked for offline

    Currently, users are easily able to manage the hard drive space being used by BOX by simply checking into their sync folder and deciding then what they may prioritize as necessary to sync or un-sync at a quick glance. Even in the instances where there are multiple folders and sub-folders included, it’s a clear representation of what’s being synced at the time.

    These same users currently sync A LOT of files within a fairly deep folder structure, so not having an insight into which folders are taking up space only leaves a user to chicken peck around in the hopes…

    7 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 19 votes

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    not planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Box for Office integration with Mac OSX

    We would like Box for Office desktop integration w/Mac OSX. Some use the web apps for o365. Some use Office 2016 for mac that connects into o365.

    36 votes

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  4. Screen sharing with voice integration for group meetings.

    Provide realtime screen sharing with voice integration for groups to review and collaborate with Box files.

    1 vote

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  5. Pictures inserted into a word doc often "can't display image" when using Box drive.

    Pictures inserted into a word doc often "can't display image" when using Box drive. It would be great to fix this without having to use office online.

    1 vote

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  6. 52 votes

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  7. Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu. Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons. One of reason is or

    Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu.

    Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons.
    One of reason is order of registry key.

    How to fix steps for overlay icons is in this community page.
    Administrator can re-order registory key, but end user can not use regedit.exe.

    Missing Box Drive Icons in Windows Explorer
    https://community.box.com/t5/Box-Drive-Troubleshooting/Missing-Box-Drive-Icons-in-Windows-Explorer/ta-p/53877

    Please put fix it button on Box Drive setting menu.
    End user can fix by themselves for missing overlay icons

    5 votes

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  8. Add preferences dialog to Box Drive on Mac (e.g., hide menu icon, change shortcut key)

    Most Mac apps provide a preference dialog for key settings. For Box Drive on Mac, I would expect pressing ⌘, when Box Drive's search is active to open preferences, where I could optionally hide Box Drive's menu bar icon (the icon inside Finder's sidebar is all I need to see) or change the shortcut key for searching (in case ⌃⌥⌘Space conflicted with another app) or adjust the maximum disk space used by Box Drive.

    4 votes

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  9. 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.

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  10. Disallow special characters that are not accepted by Windows Explorer or Mac Finder

    in order to minimize issues with prohibited characters in Box Drive/Sync.

    11 votes

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  11. Display error when Box Drive icons do not appear

    Create error message for users to notify them when their icons are not showing for Box Drive.

    3 votes

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  12. Allow Excel's Shared Workbook feature to work on Box.

    Microsoft Excel has a feature called Shared Workbook that allows multiple users to edit Excel file simultaneously and still migrate each modifications into each others' Excel files.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/about-the-shared-workbook-feature-49b833c0-873b-48d8-8bf2-c1c59a628534

    Box doesn't support this type of feature, but Google and Dropbox supports to notify users on (Office) file modification status to provide similar feature / user experience.

    Google:
    https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/avoid-microsoft-version-conflicts-with-google-drive.html

    Dropbox:
    https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/10/dropbox-badge-now-available/

    14 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While we won’t be building in support for the Shared Workbook feature as requested, we will be providing capabilities in the near-future that will provide more visibility when you open a file that is locked in order to prevent file editing conflicts.

  13. Toggle Recents between Modified and Viewed

    Recents can be more useful and efficient if you can view only files you have modified. As it is now, you see everything you viewed (including sometimes a ton of image files that got marked as viewed), and have to scroll through them to find files you have been working on. Modified would be great as the default, and then you could choose to see only those files you recently viewed.

    3 votes

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  14. Improve way to update lock status of a file

    When a file is locked by a user in Box Drive, users who are looking at the same file at that time via web browser will not noticed the file is locked until they refresh the page. We would like to have the lock status updated in a more dynamic manner without the need for a page refresh

    11 votes

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  15. Box Drive needs to support Mac package files

    Mac pkg files are currently supported in Box Sync, but not Box Drive

    8 votes

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  16. Add rich sharing features from webapp to Drive

    Would love to be able to have more of the rich sharing functionality from the webapp available in the Box Drive UI, specifically for configuring sharing options (password, expiration etc).

    3 votes

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  17. Consistent Search behavior between drive and webapp

    Both the webapp search and Box Drive search call the same search API, but the ordering returned by the API is different, possibly because the API takes the requesting client (webapp or desktop) into account. This is a request for consistent behavior between desktop and webapp

    9 votes

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  18. Display pop-up when opening a locked file.

    The lock icon is small and users can overlook this and try to edit the file without knowing that it is opened read-only.

    9 votes

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  19. Shared link to open file directly in Box Drive

    Instead of opening in Web App, we should click a shared link to open in Drive.

    15 votes

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  20. Ability to re-arrange All Files page on Drive, including external folders, for organizational purposes.

    We would like to be able to move non-owned and external folders around for organizational purposes on their private Drive, without impacting the actual external/owner of the folder. For example: Company X shared Folder A with me at Company Y. I would like to move Folder A to my Company X folder in Drive so it's not clogging my All Files page (without this impacting Company X's folder).

    6 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’re looking at ways to improve content sprawl in the future on Box Drive. We’ll consider your suggestion, along with other options, to help solve this problem.

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