Mounting a Northwestern Box account as a network share using WebDAV

If for whatever reason you would like to directly access Northwestern Box via your operating system but cannot use Box Sync or Box Drive, you can Box's WebDAV server to mount your Box account as a network drive.

Before mounting your Box account via WebDAV, you will need to set up an external password in your Box account. You can do this using these steps:  Using an external password for Northwestern Box

Once you have set up your external password, you can mount your Box account using the following instructions:

 Windows 10

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key, then tap the E key to open a File Explorer window.
  2. From the left side of the window, choose This PC
  3. Click the Computer tab.
  4. Click the Map Network Drive button.
  5. Choose a drive letter that isn't taken.
  6. In the box, type https://dav.box.com/dav
  7. Make sure the Reconnect at Sign-in (or Logon) box is checked.
  8. For Username, enter your official @northwestern.edu email address, and for Password, enter the external password you created.
  9. Click Finish.

 Windows 7

  1. Open the Start Menu and click on Computer.
  2. On the top toolbar, click the Map Network Drive button.
  3. Choose a drive letter that isn't taken.
  4. In the box, type https://dav.box.com/dav
  5. Make sure the Reconnect at Sign-in (or Logon) box is checked.
  6. For Username, enter your official @northwestern.edu email address, and for Password, enter the external password you created.
  7. Click Finish.

 MacOS

  1. Open Finder
  2. Click on Go, then Connect to Server
  3. In the box, type https://dav.box.com/dav
  4. Click on Connect
  5. For Username, enter your official @northwestern.edu email address, and for Password, enter the external password you created.
  6. Click Go

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Owner:TSS Support Services .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-02-15 15:45 CSTUpdated:2018-06-01 10:44 CST
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