Box: Understand Folder Ownership and Icons

Box has several visual indicators that can help you easily understand things about the folder, such as collaboration level and ownership. The below is an overview of these icons and indicators.

Understand Folder Icons

Folder icons differ based on collaborator permission. Frequently-used icons are identified in the following table.




The Manila personal folder icon

  • Personal folder
  • Owned by: You (no collaborators have been added)
  • Color: Manila

The blue Collaborated Folder icon

The gray External Collaborated Folder icon

Leaving and want to keep your data with the University? You can edit Collaborator permissions to make someone else the Owner of your folder. If you are in a department and need access to a folder of someone who recently left contact Technology Help to get assistance.