Box Edit very slow with Microsoft Word since recent update




  • France

    Hi Aubrie, 

    Welcome to the Box Community!
    This would be something our Box Support team would like to investigate with you and may require specific account information. 
    I've gone ahead and created a ticket for you so that an agent can work directly with you on looking into this. Please check your email for details.
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  • Gavin Halligan

    Has this been fixed? The only remedy that has worked is to completely scrub both Box Edit and Microsoft Office from my system and then reinstall both. However, it happens again after a week or two

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  • Christine Mok-Lamme

    I am having the same problem. It takes a long time to open a document on my Mac and it takes forever to save as well. Would be most grateful if someone can help me solve this problem. Thanks!

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  • Gavin Halligan

    Since Box is doing nothing about this I have narrowed it down. I have been using this to completely uninstall Microsoft office from my system:

    Although it appears that performing the 4th step alone fixes the issue. I also do some extra steps to be safe (read belowe)

    1. Warning: Outlook data will be removed when you move the three folders listed in this step to Trash. You should back up these folders before you delete them.

      Click the back arrow to go back to the Library folder and open Group Containers. Ctrl+click each of these folders if present, and Move to Trash.


      • UBF8T346G9.Office

      • UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost


    I am familiar with using the Terminal app so I use these commands (below) DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU DO  THIS INCORRECTLY YOU COULD REMOVE IMPORTANT FILES FROM YOUR SYSTEM. 

    Be sure to close all running Office applications

    # Go to the Group Containers folder
    $> cd ~/Library/Group\ Containers/

    # Remove the UBF8T346G9 files
    $> sudo rm -fr UBF8T346G9.*

    # Find and remove other microsoft files for good measure
    $> sudo find . -iname '*microsoft*' -exec rm -fr {} \;
    I hope this helps. I would assume this problem is due to Microsoft's questionable software design decisions, but Box really needs to fix this. I have 2 employees experiencing the same thing right now and it's not ok.
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