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    not planned  ·  Anonymous 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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    Anja Luesink commented  · 

    This is a serious change from Box.Sync. I want all my files downloaded on my computer. I like the current search function and treatment like a regular folder on my computer. We have all files stored on several computers and can continue working off-line whenever there is a calamity. These happen as we see currently in Texas. As long as this is not available I will not switch to Box.Drive.

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