Switching from Box Sync to Box Drive

Box Sync and Box Drive are two separate desktop applications that give you the ability to access Box content from your desktop environment. 

 

However, there are known issues with having both Box Sync and Box Drive installed on a single machine.  And since Box Drive 2.4 has nearly all of Sync’s capabilities -- including the ability to work offline -- and since it includes an automated Sync Uninstaller, it’s worthwhile, simple, and fast to transition fully to Box Drive.  Start the Drive 2.4 install process, and Drive automatically uninstalls Box Sync and then cleans up your synced files.  See the Related Links section below for more information, plus install instructions for both individual and large-scale deployments of Box Drive.

Note   Box Drive does locally cache files that you have opened. Box Drive's cache size limit is based on your free disk space (50% of available space) and has a maximum limit of 25 GB. If you reach this limit, Box Drive begins removing files, starting with those files files that have gone the longest without your accessing them. Also, if a cached file has a new version created on Box, Box Drive discards the locally cached version.

 

Here is a breakdown of Box Drive and Box Sync capabilities:

 

End-User Functionality

 

Box Drive

Box Sync

Search and view all the content in your Box account (including read-only) 

 

Upload content to any Box folder/ Open files from any Box folder

 

Lock content for editing

Mark content for offline access

Create and retrieve a Shared link

Manage collaborators

 

Change the location of the Box folder on your computer

 

 

Admin Functionality

 

Box Drive

Box Sync

Device Pinning

 

Device Trust

Box Verified Enterprise

Auto-updates without user requiring admin rights

 

Virtual Desktop Support

 

Box Drive

Box Sync

Configuration

 

 

Published apps

x*

x*

Remote Desktop

x*

x*

VDI (persistent)

VDI (non-persistent)

x

 

Appropriate only if you are running on a client PC (not on an RDS/Terminal Services server).  In addition, you must enable client drive mapping from the RDS/Terminal Services server to save content into Box.

 

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