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Windows 7: cloud storage @ www.box.com

13 Jan 2012   #1
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 
cloud storage @ www.box.com

I just got an upgrade from 5Gb to 50Gb of cloud storage - useful for sharing on team collaboration files, and wondered if any forum members has used / is using this service at box.com.

Specifically I want to automate a backup, or the upload & download of changed files. There seems to be a basic 'app' on their site to do this, but it leaves alot to be desired (it doesn't work). I would want to use GoodSync.

I contacted their support team and they couldn't help me. Also contacted GoodSync's support crew and they told me to use WebDAV, but when I try to connect with my credentials, it says "unable to parse redirect url".

Does anybody have any knowledge of box.com?

Thanks
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14 Jan 2012   #2
ajrb69

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Allen
I got interested in the box 'coz a friend who is an IT professional uses it, and told me about it. He told me about the 50gb upgrade. I tried to get it and found out they are discriminating the give-away. My smart-phone isn't an i-phone, I don't have an Apple computer, or an i-pad. Although I've decided after 12 years to drop Verizon, and to never get another HTC android phone, I still have a few months left on the contract. My laptop is just an i3 Toshiba with win7.

It seems that box is failing to look at the whole picture by not making the 50gb upgrade available to everyone. It won't make anyone jump to by an apple device just to get it. An i-phone may be my next choice, but box cloud trying to control this piece of free software really pisses me off! It's poor marketing strategy and will cause people like me to go elsewhere when I run out of options and the need to spend money for cloud storage becomes necessary.

If you read the simple directions, it's not hard at all to use, just limited. Just create a file within the box and drag anything you want to it. 5gb hardly makes it worth fooling with for we who are the wrong...type...box can kma!

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14 Jan 2012   #3
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

@ajrb69 it's not just iphones they give promotions to - I took advantge of the LG Optimus / SonyEricsson Xperia offer. You have to look what they offer, and they have new promos all the time, though it would appear they favour Apple devices.

Yes, I think I have to wear the limited functionality and just enjoy the 50Gb freebie.
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