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10 votesAdminEmily Marshall (Admin, Box) shared this idea ·
For Office files stored in Box, we are enabling the capability coauthor in real-time with collaborators. This will eliminate issues that arise when creating conflict copies. For other files types that do not support coauthoring, we do not have a feature planned on our roadmap, to notify users when the file is locked outside of the lock icon that is displayed on the file in the Explorer/Finder view.
We will place this in our backlog as we continue evaluating ideas to improve Box Drive.
Please keep the feedback & use cases coming to help us prioritize this in the future!
An error occurred while saving the commentAdminEmily Marshall (Admin, Box) commented
A notification when a user opens a file that is already opened by someone else.
Be able to see who also has the file open so different versions aren't saved rather than having to lock the file since it is hard to count on every user locking the file.