U of I Box, Box Sync, Deleting Synced Folders

What happens when I delete a folder on my machine that was set to sync using Box Sync?

Prior to November 2014, if you deleted a synced folder locally (such as from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder), that folder was unsynced on the web application.

As of November 2014, the behavior for personal and collaborative folders is as follows:
  • Personal folder: If you delete a synced personal folder locally, that folder is deleted on Box.
  • Collaborative folder: If you delete a collaborative folder, you will receive a warning message that the folder will be deleted for all collaborators. At this point, you can choose to confirm the deletion or just Unsync the folder.

Customer notifications:

You will receive a Box Update Notice about this change in behavior:

  • If you are already logged in, the Update Notice window displays as soon as the auto-update completes.
  • When you log in for the first time after the auto-update completes, you will see the Update Notice window.

For additional information, please visit https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/203987703-Deleting-Synced-Folders

Keywords:Box Delete Synced folders   Doc ID:48085
Owner:Isaac G.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-03 15:23 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 16:54 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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