Managing files and folders in Northwestern Box
This document provides instructions on file and folder management functions in the Box's file explorer.
Use the search bar at the top of the file explorer to find files or folders by name.
You can also click the search settings icon to add filters to your search, such as file type, last modified date, and owners.
Click the column headers (Name, Updated, Size) to sort items in ascending order.
You can click the column header a second time to sort by descending order, indicated by the up- or downwards pointing arrow to the right of the header text.
Moving and Copying Files/Folders
Right-click a file/folder (or select multiple items) and click Move/Copy to open the navigation window.
Select your desired destination folder and click:
- Move to move all selected item(s) to the specified location.
- Copy to create a duplicate of your selected item(s) at the specified location.
Right-click a file/folder (or select multiple items) and click Trash to move it to your Trash bin.
You can decide whether you want to Restore the file or folder to its original location or Delete it permanently from the Trash bin.
Please note that items in the Trash bin will be automatically deleted after 60 days. The exact date will be noted per item in the Details column.