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    77 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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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.

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    not planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Help shape the future of Box » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Hi, with COVID-19 and remote office, I can't afford BOXDrive taking all my bandwidth.
    This prevents me to have Zoom calls or even browse smoothly the internet.

    (my ADSL = 0.9 M upload ; 11Mbps download)

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