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  1. Box Sync support for Apple M1

    Box Sync support for Apple M1. We use Box Sync because it gives you the ability to choose which folders you want synced on the computer. Would love Box Sync support for Apple M1

    7 votes

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  2. Display folder sync warning message and revers sync from local folders

    Dear Admins,
    would it be possible to have an option , warning about all data deletion or when whole box folder is being removed from box, be shown before sync. with local folders? This would prevent data loss.
    As well option to sync. from local copy will enable option to easily restore data from Box, this would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Klara Satinova,
    Kyndryl

    5 votes

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  3. box sync ignore files

    Are you kindly considering adding a feature to skip / ignore certain paths (directories, files) stored on local machine from syncing? Some examples of situations where inability to exclude files from backup causes undesired issues: 1) There are programs which store temporary files among synced folders. These temporary files frequently change and are deleted on program exit, which results into frequent unnecessary synchronization and deletion of files in cloud, therefore waste of computing resources and bandwidth. 2) Specific program creates empty file "running" to indicate it's in running state. Box Sync does not sync empty file but warns user each…

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  4. Remove Box-branded Box Sync folder icon in MacOS Finder Sidebar

    I just want a normal-looking, unbranded folder in my Finder Sidebar.

    The current Finder Sidebar shows a rather ugly eye-sore of a logo in place of a plain folder icon, with no way to disable this customization so it pollutes every Finder window. I've tried pasting a new folder icon onto the Box Sync folder in the "Get Info" dialog box as is customary on MacOS for ALL other applications, but Box doesn't respect that icon (or the user's wishes).

    1 vote

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  5. Unable to sync automatically

    Cannot log in with my current Box account, and my MacBook does not sync automatically with my iPhone, I think Dropbox is better than you.

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  6. please reinstate the Alias functionality with Box on OS

    please reinstate the Alias functionality with Box on OS

    16 votes

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  7. Show path of synced files with errors

    Box currently only shows the folder and file name of an element that had an error with syncing but no path. If you have a lot of files and folders it's impossible to find these elements and fix the sync error, especially if a file has a repeatedly used or undescriptive name.
    It doesn't work to search the box folder on Mac and I can't search files that haven't been synced yet in the web interface, so at least the pathname should be displayed, so I can find the affected file locally.

    1 vote

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  8. Improve Excel edit management

    The synch for Excel does not seem to work very consistently or effectively. Simple edits on a table caused the file to split into 4 separate versions.

    2 votes

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  9. Configure file uploading for .extension files

    Box synchronization issue comes if file name is started from .extension. Same thing works fine during manual uploading process. A provision should be added to configure the filter settings to upload during file synchronization.

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  10. 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…

    2 votes

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  11. 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.

    5 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    14 votes

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. 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...

    2 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    5 votes

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  20. 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.…

    5 votes

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