Someone shared a folder with me, and I added it to my local Box Sync. It was automatically copied to the root of my Box folder: C:\Users\IBM_ADMIN\Box Sync\Someones_shared_folder
I have my own file structure, and I tried to move this folder into my own hierarchy. Box did not like it. Question is - how can I store this shared folder here instead, and maintain sync?
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Box does not allow you to change the folder path of an item shared with you that is owned by another user.
Unfortunately this means that folders shared with you will always appear at your root level on Box.com and by extension, in Box Sync.
Hope this helps.
Is this something you plan to change in coming versions? You should at least by default put all the folders that are shared to you in a folder called "SharedWithMe" or similar.
If I sync a folder shared to me to my computer I am able to move the folder freely. Does this remove the link to shared folder?
That's exactly what I think! If someone shares his/her folder with me, it should be saved in a "SharedWithMe" folder.
I'm in a large organization, and at least, 20 co-workers have shared folders with me, 2, 3 and even 4 different folders each one! So, my root folder is a mess.
I hope you soon check the ability to move the folders that people shared with me to another location.
Your reply was all I could find online for a "solution" to this problem. Has anything changed since then? My institution has migrated to Box and I'm really displeased with the lack of organization. Thank you!
I just want to jump in with a couple comments on the thread.
What?!?!?! Really. You have to be kidding. This is making Box virtually unusable! I'm getting several new shared folders every month and the pace is accelerating. I read complaints on this matter that well over a year old. You guys haven't fixed this yet?
A friendly piece of advice. You don't actually to allow user to change the true path of a shared folder. You just need to allow them to change the location of that folder in THEIR VIEW of the path. In other words, this can be implemented with pointers. In fact, you must already do that to some extend with shared folders - otherwise they couldn't appear to be in multple users' roots.
This is not solved!
I need a way to organize files and folders shared with me that is better than them all residing at root! Far too many folders are shared within my company for this to be acceptable!
Your Box account is essentially two things - a login and a data container. Your login gives you access to your data container and access to portions of others' data containers that they invite you into. You can do whatever you want with folders in your data container, including move them. You cannot move others' data containers. What you can do is favorite folders or files that are most important to you at the present time and make Favorites your home page.
This doesn't meet everyone's needs, but it does allow you to ignore folders you may see as noise and get your work done.
Sorry if that's not the answer you were looking for.
Hello all, my company is relatively new to Box, but you all know why I am here!
You can't move folders out of your root that you don't own. This is a reality of Box that is unlikely to change.
This is something that came to light very early and I am hearing a lot of noise about it. We are trying to get some local shared drives decommissioned, so storage with Box has been going decent, but when it comes to collaborating and sharing, the folders in root get out of control very quickly.
I am tagging along and holding out hope this changes at some point!
@djcollins5 and others on this thread.
As @BobFlynn-IU said, it's unlikely that shared folder placement will change. I have two ideas that may help, though.
Even though Box seems pretty committed to the folder display, they are adding features like Favorites and Recents to help. Give these a try.
This is frustrating to say the least.
The favorites trick doesn't work with the Box program IT installed.
It would be nice to be able to sort the folder of Slides that John shared, versus SLIDES that Mary shared versus Slide that Jim shared into their respective project folders that I have. No, I cannot rename them. I can tag some of them but not all of them.