Known issues and changes with Box at IU

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Changes in Box at IU

Box releases new features and retires old ones on a regular basis. See below for information about feature changes:

  • Deprecations: Features being retired or versions of browsers and operating systems that will no longer be supported
  • Product News: Descriptions of recent and upcoming feature releases
  • Project: Box: Changes to the IU implementation of Box

Known issues with Box at IU

Following is continually updated information about the status of known university-wide Box issues.

Issue Description Status Last updated
Some browsers prompt users to install Box Edit again
Google Chrome and other 64-bit browsers, such as some versions of Internet Explorer, do not recognize the old Box Edit plug-in.
Box has a new version of Box Edit. To install it:
  1. Download the latest version of Box Edit for your operating system from Box's Desktop Apps.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. Clear your browser's cookies; see How do I clear my web browser's cache, cookies, and history?
  4. Restart your browser.
February 10, 2015
OS X .pkg files cannot be uploaded directly to Box
Some OS X applications are delivered in .pkg files. The .pkg file looks like a single file, but it's a package of multiple files that are extracted and installed by Apple's Installer application. Currently, Box does not support uploads for .pkg files (see Uploading iWork or .pkg files in Box Community).

Box has developed a way to upload .pkg files via Box Sync. For more, see Box's Box Sync 4.0: Mac Package Support.

Some applications let you save .pkg files as flat files, which you can easily upload to Box. Alternatively, you can right-click a .pkg file, compress it (i.e., save it as a .zip file), and then upload to Box.

October 24, 2014
Cannot open a Box Note from a folder that has been left open for 24 hours
Error message: "You are accessing an application from a link or bookmark that may be outdated or invalid."
To access the Box Note, leave the folder by at least one level, and then reopen the folder. You should then be able to open the Box Note.
June 16, 2014
Box Notes: Shared links
When generating a link using the Share button within a Box Note, you cannot change the access level from the Box Notes user interface.
You can change the access level from the folder view of the Note.
May 22, 2014
Browser limitation with large file upload

IE has a limit of 4 GB per file. These limits do not apply if using the Java (Upload Folders) uploader.

On January 12, 2016, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer versions prior to version 11. UITS strongly recommends that you upgrade to a new operating system if your current system does not support Internet Explorer 11.

No time estimate exists for resolving the issue.
January 15, 2016
File creation date
Box overwrites the original file creation date when you upload a file.
Box has corrected this through most entry points. Details at Understanding Box File Timestamps.
June 13, 2013
Drag and drop folders
Users can drag and drop single files into Box via any supported browser. Drag and drop of entire folders only works with the Chrome browser.
Users of other browsers can use the bulk upload feature under the Upload menu. For documentation, see Uploading Files and Folders using the File Browser.
February 11, 2016

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