Editing and managing files in Northwestern Box using Box Drive, Box Sync, and Box Edit

There are multiple ways to create and edit content in your Northwestern Box account.

Box Drive

Box Drive is a desktop program that allows you to stream files to your desktop using your internet connection, and optionally download folders and files for offline use. You can create, edit, and manage files using the Box folder on your computer, or create files on your computer and then put them in the Box folder. Any changes made on Box.com or in the Box folder on your computer are synced automatically.

Unlike Box Sync, which downloads files to your hard drive, Box Drive does not use space on your hard drive unless you choose to use folders offline.
See the Using Box Drive Basics article on the Box Community website for more information.

Box Sync

Box Sync is a desktop program that allows you to access your Box files and folders offline. After you specify which folders to sync, using the Box.com website, Box Sync downloads these folders to your computer. Using Box Sync, you can create, edit, and manage files from either the Box Sync folder on your computer or the Box website. Any changes made in either location will automatically be synced. Note that Box Sync uses space on your hard drive, so take care not to sync too many folders, as you can run out of space.

See the About Box Sync article on the Box Community website for more information.

Box Edit

Box Edit is an add-on feature built into Box which that allows you to create and edit files directly from the Northwestern Box website. Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to edit or create simple and centralized content. For example, .doc and .docx files open in Microsoft Word, .ppt and .pptx files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, and images open in Photoshop (if installed). For more information, visit the Opening and Editing Files with Box Edit article at the Box Community website.

Download Box Drive, Sync, or Edit

Box Drive, Box Sync, and Box Edit can all be downloaded at https://northwestern.app.box.com/apps, or by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner of Box, then clicking Apps.

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or via email at consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:sync "box.com" drive offline   Doc ID:69866
Owner:TSS Support Services .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-01-10 13:30 CDTUpdated:2019-04-01 08:56 CDT
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