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?
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.
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