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  1. How to preserve folder date created & timestamps

    Please please please preserve the date created for a folder. When I sync a folder across another laptop, the date created changes as the time of upload. Me, including a hundred other people do not want that. Files seem to have their date created, date modified date & timestamps preserved.

    Basically, can you please create a system where the folder properties ARE preserved and as a facet of BOX make other properties separate from windows folder properties so that it's easier for us as local users and business users to sort their data how they want to.

    If you can…

    1 vote

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  2. please reinstate the Alias functionality with Box on OS

    please reinstate the Alias functionality with Box on OS

    3 votes

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  3. To be able to lock down folders so they won't be accidentally moved or deleted

    With many people working together, sometimes folders can be accidentally dragged off. It would be safer if the basic folder structure be locked down so to avoid accidental deletion and relocation but still allow users to create additional subfolders.

    Also, in order to prevent random placement of files, folders/subfolders might also be locked to prevent files from being saved at a certain level.

    3 votes

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  4. Run Two Box Accounts Box Drive & Box Sync on Same Device (Laptop)

    Running two separate Box accounts locally on a laptop. To have Box Drive and Box Sync access locally on a laptop at the same time without any issues.

    3 votes

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  5. Do not delete option

    Id like to be able to designate certain folders in Box Sync that could only be deleted by going to the server and not from a local Box Sync folder on the computer to avoid possible accidental deletion of important folders or files.

    1 vote

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  6. Install Box Sync on PC using existing Box Sync folder

    You have a published workaround here:

    https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043691074-Box-Sync-Displays-Message-Select-Another-Folder-Location-

    This only describes how to download the Box Sync data all over again. I do not have high-speed internet, so this would take weeks to do.

    All I did was change out my storage drive. All of the Box Sync data was copied exactly, so all 50GB of data is still there. I just need to have it see that the files in the current folder are the same (you can use the filename, location, and file size). Syncing the file's timestamp with my PC would be a nice feature, as my PC…

    1 vote

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  7. Make sync actually work correctly and reliably

    Box seems to have abandoned any effort to improve sync. It has the same problems that it had 5? 6? 7? years ago. It takes forever to sync. It consumes huge amounts of CPU. It gets hung up all the time. A former associate who was friends with an employee of Box once (about 5 years ago) complained to the friend about the problems with sync. The employee's response: "use sync less." That appears to be Box's strategy: they don't fix the problems with the program; rather, their advice is use the program less. That's pathetic. Fix your software.

    11 votes

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  8. Auto sync of Email folders and attachments from Outlook in Box.

    It would be nice to have two sync options to store data. 1) the current desktop system is fine and works well but ideally 2) you could have a synch to mirror Outlook email folders and attachments . In both cases the user should be allowed to select which folders would be sync'd. PLEASE HELP. !!! Our company is now moving emails over 6 months old into archive and anything over 1 year old is being deleted . Only way to save now is via box but that only helps for recreating folders on desktop and linking to box. Would…

    2 votes

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  9. Noting a collaborator's actions, even if just comments

    When a collaborator enters a file online and makes comments, that should register as a change to the file date and note who. Also, comments should sync to the local drive.

    1 vote

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  10. Avoid syncing certain file types.

    Hello.

    I am a 3D modeler and I use Box assiduously.

    My working folder is directly Box's sync directory. The program that I use saves a backup version of the model, time to time and sometimes this files are huge.

    I ran into the problem that these backups are synchronized, generating traffic and taking up space.

    It would be a great help if it could be included in future versions, to be able to ignore certain files based on their extension.

    Thank you.

    4 votes

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  11. Limit editing to 'On the Web' only or blocking box sync form folders

    We have Excel files that a group of users over 8 different sites make moves adds and changes every day. we have box sync which doesn't lock the file, the agreed access for these teams is via the web and web excel only... But some users who know better only use excel via box sync so we end up with errors and staff saying box is no good...

    1 vote

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  12. Auto-syncing folders to desktop

    If a folder is shared with a person within an organization, there should be a feature that automatically syncs that folder to your desktop. Every quarter, my company creates a new folder for that quarters materials. And every quarter, we have to log into the browser and sync that new folder to our desktop. Its a simple task, but I spend a significant amount of time walking our employees through how to do it, and explaining why they cant see our new materials when they become available. It also doesn't help that the browser view presents differently in different browsers.…

    3 votes

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  13. Sync Both Work & Personal Files with Two Separate Accounts

    Option to login with both work and personal accounts, so I can sync both work and personal documents.

    4 votes

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  14. Enable different folders to sync on different PC's

    I want to sync a different subset on folders on a different PC. It appears that is not possible. You can only select one set for syncing... and that's it.

    2 votes

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  15. Selecting different folders to synch on different computers

    I have both personal and company files in my Box and would like to be able to sync only some of to my work computer and others to my home computer.

    1 vote

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  16. open synched folder from web

    When I work in windows folder/file browser on my PC, I can easily right-click a folder and select to "view on box.com". I would like to be able to go the other way.
    * Couldn't there be a function when right-clicking a folder on box.com, that takes me to the synched folder on the PC I work from?
    * Or at least "copy link on the PC I work from", so I could paste it into the windows folder/file browser on my PC?
    / bengt.jacobson@chalmers.se

    1 vote

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  17. To keep MACOS extended attributes (i.e. Finder Tags)

    To keep MACOS FINDER extended attributes (tags)

    4 votes

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  18. I have files and folders on box.com, but the same are not getting synced with my desktop. How do I make the web folders come into my desktop

    I have created files on my ipad and the same are created on box.com webpage also, but they are not syncing with my desktop

    What I save on my phone or ipad is not coming into my desktop?

    3 votes

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  20. box sync location

    Changing the default location would be a good idea! Yes, I have read the instructions and added the line to the registry. Andno it does not work! Why have you messed this up. It used to be so easy. I t was poosible the change the location on install. This feature was not available with the new installer.

    4 votes

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