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  1. Add a loading animation when opening non-MFO‘d, non-cached files to show that it’s downloading

    This will offer a better user experience than double clicking a file and nothing happening for 30 seconds to a minute before the file opens.

    1 vote

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  2. Add menu option to "send to mail recipient"

    This would be the same option that is available today with normal file shares in the MS Windows environment.

    1 vote

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  3. adding code to end of URL so content displays expanded automatically when a folder link is shared.

    Can you add some sort of feature so that we can control how content in folders display when we share folder links? Right now, content automatically displays in a list view and then you can zoom in to show a larger/expanded view of content.

    Can you make it so that we can add code to the end of the url link that will make the content display in the expanded view automatically? Or is there another way to change the preferences so that when we share folder links it automatically displays the content expanded?

    Thanks!

    1 vote

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  4. Allow option to restrict offline data by file type

    Allow us the option to prevent some files from downloading when a folder is made available offline based on file type.

    For instance, when traveling I may need access to PDFs for a job, but not need access or have space to sync a 2.5GB video file.

    Please allow us to restrict what files are synced by file type.

    1 vote

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  5. When copying a link that has a past due expiration date notify the user when they copy the link

    When copying or emailing a link from Box Drive that has an already past due expiration date notify the user when they copy or attempt to email the link so they can update the link. That way the sender doesn't receive feedback about the link not working and appearing incompetent.

    1 vote

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  6. Modified date which is visible on box drive results does not appear in api results

    i cannot find the modfied date visible in box search results, which you show on box portal

    1 vote

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  7. Allow force download from web for red flagged files.

    On occasion, a discrepancy may be found between your local copy and the one on the web. I recommend adding the ability to override your local copy with the web version as a Box drive local option.

    1 vote

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  8. Thumbnail Support for Box Drive

    Especially useful in a marketing/creative shared folder

    155 votes

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  9. Pre-populate Box signin userid (email) field

    Actually for all Box applications requiring sign-in from a computer.

    Allow the sign-in procedure to remember previously supplied email addresses (in a configuration file or in the Windows registry) or allow customization for users to provide a list of addresses. Then provide selection from a drop-down list at sign-in time.

    This is typical of browser access to the Box web page. It would greatly ease access to Box for Box Drive users that do not stay connected. Absence of this feature has us looking for alternatives to Box Drive for our desktop file sharing needs.

    1 vote

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  10. 296 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We are currently not planning to implement this feature and will continue to prevent all Box Drive results from appearing in Explorer/Finder searches.

    Box Drive does not download the all of the metadata (File name, folder structure, etc.) of your Box content. Instead, it is downloaded on demand and then evicted when it is no longer relevant. This eviction process is not visible to users and it is not easily predictable. This would cause the search results in Explorer/Finder to be inconsistent for users – sometimes they would find a file and other times they may not if the metadata and file were evicted.

    We have chosen not to download all of the metadata (and then keep it up to date with changes) as this can result in a large performance, storage and bandwidth tax which is not scalable – especially in environments where users interface with millions of files/folders.

  11. Ability to see and access bookmarks in Box Drive

    Bookmarks: I store a lot of bookmarks in Box. This bookmarks are not visible in the folder structure on my laptop (links seems not to be stored as files). As a consequence e.g. bookmark titles are only searchable via Box browser interface but not via Windows search functionality within explorer

    121 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap. Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  12. 12 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    A true silent update is not currently planned. We have made some improvements to Box Drives update behavior by including silent updates when Box Drive is launching, if an update is already available. This improvement is in v2.3 for Mac and v2.3 for Windows.

  13. Box Drive should preview files in windows explorer or Finder

    There is a feature in Windows Explorer that allows you to enable a preview pane that previews the contents of files inside of the explorer window. This does not work on files that are in Box Drive even for files that have been opened before.

    79 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is a feature we would love to get to, but unfortunately it is not on our short term roadmap. Please continue adding your feedback!

  14. 68 votes

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  15. Support for differential or byte-level or block-level syncing with Box Drive

    This type of transfer means only the changed parts of the file are transferred instead of the whole file.

    Here's a good explanation:
    https://www.cloudwards.net/block-level-file-copying/

    5 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We currently do not have this planned on our roadmap.  Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!

  16. 49 votes

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  17. 89 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is not technically possible with the current non-persistent architecture of Box Drive.

    When the ‘Box’ folder disappears (whens users quit, update, log out) Windows folder redirection creates a new ‘Box’ folder to continue to redirect content. This forks the redirection out of Box Drive.

    Workarounds have been investigated heavily, but the cost to implement is too large to commit to the roadmap now.

  18. Expose EXIF Metadata in the Box Drive when Media (Photo, etc.) is Uploaded via Box Drive or Web App

    We sort hundreds of thousands of photos taken by our users. We need to be able to sort within Box Drive in a Windows Explorer view, and one of the ways they sort is via the Date Taken attribute.

    7 votes

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  19. Have Box Notes Accessed via Drive Open in Box Notes Desktop Application

    Right now, when a user opens a Box Note from Drive on their desktop, the note is opened in the webapp, rather than the Box Notes desktop app they have installed.

    A better flow would be to have those notes open in the Notes desktop app instead

    14 votes

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  20. Expose Favorites in Box Drive

    Favorites are becoming more and more popular now that they're better exposed (in the left rail) in the new Web App.

    As such, users expect to access their Favorites list regardless of which endpoint they're using - webapp (supported), mobile (supported), or desktop (not supported via Sync or Box for Desktop).

    REQUEST: Add a 'Favorites' view to Box for Desktop content (somehow) that allows the user to view only their Favorites (files + folders) just like they do in the webapp.

    114 votes

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