Box File Sharing

Secure File Sharing on Box

Currently you should not put any confidential information in your Box account, as it will not comply with existing data security plans. Anything you would normally store on your local workstation’s E:\ drive...

Logging in to Your Box Account

Logging in to Your Box Account: First things first - here’s how to log in: Go to my.urban.org Select the second option: "Sign in to one of the following sites" Choose "Box" from the drop down list ...

Creating a New Folder

Creating a New Folder The folder: It’s your Box account’s basic building block, where you’ll group similar files together. Here’s how they’re created: img.scalableimage-30 { max-width: 30%; min-width...

Uploading Files

Uploading Files It’s a breeze to share files using Box, but first – naturally – you’ll need some in your account! You’ve got two choices: Use Upload Files when you only have a few to get to the cloud, and Bulk...

Navigating Your Files

Once your files are in Box it’s easy to access them wherever you are. Box’s familiar, intuitive design makes it simple to navigate your account, and you’ve also got three slick shortcuts at your disposal: the S...

Inviting Collaborators

Inviting Collaborators Here's what Box does best: simple, secure file sharing with collaboration. Box’s collaboration system works at the folder level – you’ll invite contacts to join one or more of your f...

Shared Links

Shared Links There may come a time when you’d like to quickly share files with folks who don’t have Box accounts, but who don’t really need to be full-blown collaborators in your folders. Shared links will be...

Box vs. Dropbox

Why Box and not Dropbox? If you are currently using Dropbox for collaboration and file sharing for your Urban Institute projects we would like you to plan to migrate into your managed Box.com account. Documents...

Box Sync and How to Use It!

Box Sync allows you to sync your Box files to your desktop to make them available directly, without access to a browser or the internet. You will have to manually sync individual folders or files, they aren’t s...