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  • Get Started with Box

    • Box makes it easy to share your ideas and collaborate on projects together, all in one secure location. For more information about assigning tasks in Box, view the vendor's article on Adding...
    • Box makes it easy to share folders. It’s quite likely that the folder list that you see in Box is a mixture of your folders and those that other people have shared with you. For personal...
    • You can easily create a location where anyone can send you files; they don't even need to have a Box account. You can give people a link or put a widget on most websites, blogs, or social...
    • How to work as a team and share files and tasks in Box
    • The Cornell default link is 'people in this folder', i.e. people who already have access. You have to make an explicit decision to make the links more open.  A standard Box shared...
    • Box has a Trash you can send items to when you don't need them anymore. You can restore items from Trash to your account for thirty days, after which they are permanently deleted. See Box's...
    • You can download files or folders from Box to your computer or device. You may want to do this when the content no longer needs to be shared with multiple people through Box, but you'd like...
    • Box allows you to edit some file types directly in Box. For more information see the vendor's article, Opening and Editing Files in Box Edit.
    • Box is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Office Online. With this integration, you can create, edit, and save Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly in Box. Plus, teams can co-...
    • The vendor's documentation recommends that you uninstall Box Sync before installing Box Drive. Cornell's installer takes care of this for you. If you already had Box Drive installed, you do...
    • If you are part of Weill Cornell Medicine, do not click Continue. Instead, click Collaborate with your Ithaca colleagues by signing into your Weill Box account, then log in with your Weill email...
    • The vendor's website contains useful information on how to manage Box files and folders. See their Managing Files and Folders page for links to several articles.
    • You will have to download the content from your previous file sharing service, and then upload the content to your Cornell Box account. For more information see How to Upload Files to Box.
    • People who use Box eventually find themselves faced with a long list of folders and files, which can make it difficult to find what you're looking for. Here are some clutter-conquering...
    • Change access levels in Box
    • You can configure Box to notify you when certain items happen. See the vendor's Manage Account Settings article for details.
    • See the Box article on Folder and Account Sharing Settings, which includes information on setting folder access and related topics.
    • We recommend Box Drive rather than Box Sync. You cannot use both. View the IT News article Box Drive Feature: Mark for Offline. Get Started with Box Drive. Setting...
    • See the Box article on sharing files via links.
    • Files placed in the Trash or Recycle bin for Cornell's Box, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, and Google Drive will automatically be deleted permanently after a set amount of time. Permanent...
    • What are the differences between Box Edit, Box Sync, and Box Drive? Box Edit is an add-on feature that allows you to open and edit files stored in Box. Designed for all file types,...
    • Step-by-step instructions on how to upload files can be found in the vendor's article on uploading files to Box.