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What is Box?

Box is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses available on Mac, Windows, and several mobile platforms.

How do I open a project from Box?

To access a project plan from Box, click File - Open - Box. Login if you are not authenticated yet. There are several ways to open a project from the Box file picker:

  1. Double click on a project;
  2. Select a project and click “Open” button;
  3. Right-click on a project and select “Open” in contextual menu;
  4. Select a project and click “Enter” key.

How to delete a project from Box?

In order to delete a project from Box cloud, go to the File menu – Open – Box. From the file picker, right-click on the file you want to remove and select Delete option from the contextual menu. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

How to search for a file in Box?

In order to search for a file in Box cloud file picker, in the search box from the right corner of the file picker start typing part of the file name you want to find. As you type, the results for your search will be shown.

How to create a new folder in Box?

In order to create a new folder in Box cloud, click on New Folder button, enter the name for the folder you want to create in Create New Folder dialog and click OK button or Enter key. The folder will be created in the current directory with the entered name.

How to create a new (empty) project in Box?

In order to create a new project in Box cloud, click on New Project button, enter the name for the project you want to create in Create New Project dialog and click OK button or Enter key. The empty project will be created in the current directory with the entered name.

How to rename an existing project in Box?

In order to rename an existing project from Box cloud, right-click on the project you want to rename and choose Rename option in the contextual menu. In the Rename Project dialog that appeared, enter the new name and click OK button.

How to sort the files and folders Box?

To sort files in a different order, click one of the column headings in the file picker. For example, click Name to sort by file name. Click the column heading again to sort in the reverse order.

Can I sign out from Box?

You can Sign Out from Box. In order to do that, go to the File menu, select Open then select the Box cloud. In the file picker that appears, click Sign Out button from the upper right side of the dialog. If you want to sign in with a different account, first you must sign out and then sign in with the desired account.

How to save a project file to Box?

To save a file to Box, go to the File menu, then click Save As and select Box. Type in a name for your file and press Save.

How to share a project file from Box?

You can share your project with your team members by using the Share option from the Team - Share menu, by clicking on the Share Project button from the Share bar that appears immediately after opening a file or by going to File menu – OpenBox and in the file picker, right-click on the project you want to share and choose Share option from the contextual menu. Then, just type the E-mail address and a message, if you want, and click on one of the three options available in the Share Projects with the Team Members dialog: Copy Link, Send as PDF (not available when sharing from file picker), Send as MPP (not available when sharing from file picker). Then, click on the Share Project button from the dialog and the E-mail will be sent to the added e-mail address.

How to delete a project from Box?

In order to delete a project from Box cloud, go to the File menu – Open – Box. From the file picker, right-click on the file you want to remove and select Delete option from the contextual menu. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

Step by step on how to open a project from Box:

1. Click File - Open.

2. Click Box. Connect with your account.

3. Grant access to our application to access your files.

4. Open a project. You can do that in several ways:

  1. Double click on a project;
  2. Select a project and click Open button;
  3. Right-click on a project and select Open in contextual menu;
  4. Select a project and click Enter key.

Step by step on how to save a project file to Box:

1. Go to File - Save As.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Enter the name of the file and click Save.

Step by step on how to share a project file from Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Select a file from the file picker.

5. Right-click on the selected file and choose Share in contextual menu.

6. You can also click on Share Project button from Share bar or go to the Share menu and click on Share option. 

7. Type e-mail addresses in “Add People by E-mail Adress” and a message if you want. 

8. Click on the Share Project

Step by step on how to remove a file from Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Select a file from the file picker.

5. Right-click on the selected file and choose Delete in contextual menu.

A pop-up confirmation dialog will appear.

6. Click Yes to permanently delete the file.

Step by step on how to search a file in Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Locate the search box in the right corner of the file picker.

4. Start typing part of the file name you want to find.

5. As you type, the results for your search will be shown.

Note: You cannot apply sorting while in searching mode.

Step by step on how to create a new folder in Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Click New Folder.

5. Enter a name in Create New Folder dialog and click OK or press the Enter key.

6. The folder is created in the current directory with the entered name.

 

Step by step on how to create a new (empty) project in Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Click New Project.

5. Enter a name in Create New Project dialog and click OK or press the Enter key.

6. The new empty project is created in the current directory with the entered name.

Note:  The file/folder name cannot contain any illegal characters such as / ? < > \ : * | " + `  . An error alert will be displayed if you use any of these special characters in file/folder name.

Step by step on how to rename a folder / project in Box:

1. Go to File - Open.

2. Click Box.

3. Follow steps 2-3 from Step by step on how to open a project from Box.

4. Right-click on the folder / project you want to rename.

5. Choose Rename option from the contextual menu.

6. Enter a new name in Rename Folder / Project dialog and click OK or press the Enter key.

7. The folder / project will be renamed.

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