Box Drive: Install Instructions for HST Supported Devices

This article is designed to assist in getting Box Drive installed on Health Sciences Technology (HST) supported devices. For devices that are not supported by HST, please reference Install Apps for Working with Box Data on your Desktop.

Box Account

If you have not signed up for a Box account yet, please do so by going to https://box.umn.edu/ and selecting the Enroll button.

Box Drive Install

Note: There are known issues with having both Box Sync and Box Drive installed on your machine. This is not a supported configuration. Please follow this guide to uninstall Box Sync before installing Box Drive.

If you currently have Box Sync installed, uninstall Box Sync before installing Box Drive.

 


Mac

  1. Open Self-Service application. Follow this guide if you are unfamiliar with Self-Service.
  2. Select and install Box Drive from the available software
  3. Box Drive will automatically launch after install
  4. Enter your email address into the Box Drive sign in page
  5. You will be redirected to the University Sign In page
  6. Sign in using your Internet ID
  7. Box Drive will verify the security of your device to ensure it meets compliance requirements
  8. Box Drive can now be accessed from the Finder side panel just like a mapped drive
    Box selected in Favorites menu

 


Windows

  1. Open the Software Center application. Follow this guide if you are unfamiliar with Software Center.
  2. Select and install Box Drive from the Applications node
    Note: Software is installed if the button changes to Uninstall.
  3. Box Drive will automatically launch after install
  4. Enter your email address into the Box Drive sign in page
  5. You will be redirected to the University Sign In page
  6. Sign in using your Internet ID
  7. Box Drive will verify the security of your device to ensure it meets compliance requirements
    Note: The compliance check may fail the first time. Please wait a minute for Box Drive to run then compliance check again. If the check continues to fail, contact 1-HELP (612-301-4357) for assistance.
  8. Box Drive can now be accessed from the Windows Explorer side panel just like a mapped drive
    windows file navigator with Box selected