Files at Your Fingertips: The Beauty of Box

Imagine having all your work files accessible at your fingertips all the time. With Buckeye Box and its associated apps, you can have easy access to your most important files whether you’re at the office, home, or even in the field.

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Make it a New Year’s Resolution

If you’re not yet using Box, you should start now. Earlier this year, OSU increased the storage size of Box from 50GB to unlimited for all OSU employees. This means there is no excuse to not be storing your entire hard drive in the cloud. The Box Sync app makes it super simple to sync files from your hard drive to your Box account. Once downloaded, you can drag and drop any file into the Box Sync folder for instant synchronization to cloud storage.

To install the Box Sync app on your computer, visit Box Sync for Windows or Box Sync for Mac and follow the instructions for downloading the appropriate app. Once installed, you can save the Box Sync folder somewhere easily accessible on your computer (I would recommend on your desktop or dock if you’re using a Mac).

To start syncing, simply drag and drop files or folders into your new Box Sync folder! Keep in mind that sync time will vary depending on file size and internet connection (after installing Box Sync on my computer, I decided to sync all of the files on my computer and it took several hours to complete the process).

To access your Box files on the go, you may want to also consider downloading the Box app on your mobile device (visit this site to browse all of the available Box apps). With Box app on your phone or tablet, you’ll be able to access and email your work files any time from anywhere (as long as you have access to internet).

If you’re a first-time Box user, visit Buckeye Box and click “Sign Up” to enable your account.

Questions or comments? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Danae or Jamie.

2 thoughts on “Files at Your Fingertips: The Beauty of Box

  1. Thanks Danae! Timely article for me. I needed the nudge to figure out how to upload entire folders, which I wasn’t able to do because I don’t have java. I switched from Firefox to Chrome and it worked beautifully.

  2. Thanks Danae! I have always bern a heavy box user but your article has encouraged me to take it to the next level.
    Richard Moore

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