The content you see in your Box folder in Windows Explorer follows the same permissions rules as the content in Box. Moving folders around in Box Drive can result in changes to your (and other people's) permissions to them. To review who has permissions, right-click the item and select Share > Manage Collaborators.
- Root level: You can move only those root-level folders for which you are the Owner. Just as in the web browser, dragging a folder that you own into a folder somebody else owns replaces you as the owner of that folder.
- Below the root level: You can move files and folders around according to your permission level in Box.If you attempt to make changes to a file or folder in which you only have viewer permissions, your changes will not be saved to Box, and will be reverted on your local machine automatically. In some cases, these files may be marked with a problem file notification.
- Content with preview-only access will not be downloadable via Box Drive. Instead, this content can be viewed by right-clicking on the content and selecting View on Box.com.
Move Permissions Matrix for Box Drive
|Root (Top) Level||✔||x||x||x||x|
|Below Root Level||✔||✔||✔||✔*||x|
* = Changes made will not be reflected in the Box Web Application or for other collaborators.
On Mac and Windows: Dragging and dropping a file from your desktop into the Box folder copies the file to Box. The original file remains on your desktop.
On Mac: To move the item, hold down the Cmd key.
On Mac FPE: Items (files or folders) dragged and dropped from a user's local drive into Box are moved instead of copied. Similarly, items dragged and dropped from the Box folder to user’s local drive are moved instead of copied and hence deleted from Box.