Box Drive and Offline File access

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Box Drive and Offline File access

Can you provide an update on when Box Drive will provide offline file access?

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Hi @CharlesAtmore,

 

Thanks for your post in the Community!

 

There is still no update on when will Box Drive be available for offline access but you can check our Community page for Product News for you to be updated. 

 

Many thanks for your patience and understanding, please let the community know if you have anything else to share!

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

The message has been tagged with "Solved! Go to Solution."  but that is not correct. This is definitely not a solution.

 

We are currently forced to switch from Sync to drive, Sync is no more available (We are writing to inform you that we will be postponing the deprecation date of TLS 1.0 across all Box services to June 25, 2018, to provide additional time to make necessary changes in your environment.)

 

... and then,  there are no solutions for users needing to work while travelling (without IP connection). This is quite a critical situation.

 

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Hi @PascalV,

 

Thanks for your post!

 

Have you checked out this article: Deprecation: TLS 1.0 Encryption Protocol , yet?

 

We are still supporting Box Sync so you can continue using the application for offline access of your Box contents.

 

In relation to the upcoming TLS 1.0 deprecation, we shared on this article that you just need to ensure that your Box members/users are on the Minimum Compliant Version for Box Sync which is Ver. 4.0.7900+ (Mac & Windows) to be compliant.

 

If you need more tips and to know what steps you need to take in order to prepare your team to be TLS 1.1+ compliant, please check our article here

 

Hope that helps! 

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Thank you very much for the explanation. With the various warnings, I did, a bit too quickly, jumped to the conclusion that Box Sync was deprecated.

My main excuse for that mistake is that there is no more trace of Box Sync anywhere on the main download pages ( https://www.box.com/resources/downloads )

You may want to maintain some higher visibility of the sync tool until main critical  Drive issues are fixed.

For me, it would be local storage for specific folders, MacOS package synchronisation, correct MacOS Preview of files

Occasional Contributor

Re: Box Drive and Offline File access


@PascalV wrote:

 

....You may want to maintain some higher visibility of the sync tool until main critical  Drive issues are fixed.

For me, it would be local storage for specific folders, MacOS package synchronisation, correct MacOS Preview of files


For me, it's Spotlight integration, but I think its connected to offline access 😬 Was really hoping to get my hands on it during the summer, together with the Box Drive beta for macOS Mojave....well, tough luck Smiley Sad 

Frequent Visitor

Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Any beta to try?

I really need drive, so I can't return to sync for offline

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Hi @Cookies,

 

Welcome to the Box Community and thanks for your first post in the forum!

 

We do not have a Beta version for you to try but rest assured that our developers and engineering team are continuously working on this. We will definitely let you know once we have further update.

 

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Re: Box Drive and Offline File access

Can you please tell us when the sync to offline will be available for testing.  I am a wldlife biologist and I ofter work in places with no access.  My university IT guy pretty much booted me off BoxSync and I am REALLY upset about not being able to sync.

 

It seems very poor management to release BoxDrive without a sync.  What were you thinking??

 

 

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