U of I Box, Box Sync, Deleting or Unsyncing Folders
What happens when I delete a folder on my machine that was set to sync using Box Sync?
Deleting vs Unsyncing
When you delete a collaborated folder, that folder is permanently deleted from every collaborator's account.
When you unsync a collaborated folder, you are only removing it from your computer ﹣ it remains in the parent folder and all other collaborators continue to have access to that folder. This action must be taken from the Box web application.
See here for more details: Using Box Sync: Deleting Synced Folders