Box Sync is a productivity tool that allows you to mirror data stored on Box to your desktop. You can then navigate and modify content stored on the Box website through your computer’s native file browsing interface, without using a web browser. Content that syncs down to your computer are available for offline access. If you make changes to the synced files locally, these changes automatically sync back up to your Box account.
Once you have downloaded Box Sync you need to navigate back to the web interface to choose which files and folders to Sync.
Please note that all internal drives on your computer must be encrypted for Box Sync to work with your University of Minnesota Box account.
If you add files and folders to the Box Sync folder on your computer. These additions will automatically be uploaded/synced with your account on Box.com.
Navigate to your Box.com account and select the folders you want to sync by following the below steps. Please note that you must have Editor Access or higher to use Box Sync on a folder!
Choose Content to Sync
Use the More Options button or Right click on the folder you’d like to sync to your computer.
Select … More Actions.
Click the Sync button to begin syncing to your computer.
You will get a verification message at the top of your screen confirmed the Folder Synced.
You will also have an icon on the folder in the list near the Updated field which will confirm This item is synced.
Utilizing Box Sync
Once you’ve chosen the files that you want to sync back and forth between Box.com and your local computer, you can edit files either in your Box Sync folder, or on Box.com. When you make a change to a file that’s located in your Box Sync folder, that change will also be reflected on Box.
It’s your choice-- any changes you make in either location will be in sync!