We will be releasing a new update on Box Tools Windows (v4.5.6) and Mac (v4.6.2) in the next two weeks that will deliver new stability improvements.
This release will include the following important improvements:
- Mixed mode support on IE: Microsoft has recently added in support for mixed mode in Internet Explorer (IE) on loopback for the latest patch versions of Windows. This will allow Box Tools to work directly on IE without the use of additional add-ons, such as Active X, on supported versions of IE. Active X has been quite problematic for some users in the past, often leading users to get unexpected download prompts for Box Tools, so this change is expected to bring improved stability to the product. Mixed mode will be supported on all IE11 platforms which are supported (Win8.1, Win 7Sp1 and Win 10 (except TH2)).
- Reduced cache storage timeframe to support Box Shield: We will be reducing the security risk footprint for customers by reducing the number of days that files are stored in the Box Tools cache. Files will only be stored in cache for 7 days (whereas previously they were stored for longer).
- Resolved a bug that caused files to be repeatedly saved to desktop upon machine restarts. This scenario would occur if the user had previously attempted to save changes to a file that they lost access to. Because they lost access to the file, the file never gets saved back to Box and as a result, gets saved onto the user's desktop to ensure no data loss. Box Tools previously would attempt to save that file back to Box on each machine restart, but this issue has now been resolved and users will no longer see repeated saves to the desktop upon machine restart.
-Box for Tools team