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Step 4: Download Box Sync and Edit

by on ‎03-04-2015 05:53 PM - edited on ‎12-17-2015 02:09 PM by

In this article, you will learn how to: 


  • Set up folders to sync from Box to your desktop for offline access

  • Edit content directly from through Box Edit


Box Sync is a productivity tool that allows you to mirror data stored on to your desktop for offline access. If you make changes to your synced files locally, these changes automatically sync back up to your Box account.



Download Box Sync and Edit

Navigate to the "Get Box Sync" option by clicking on your name in the upper right corner of your Box account. Alternately, you can download both Box Sync and Box Edit here


Choose Content to Sync

Once Box Sync is installed, you can start syncing content from to your computer by doing the following:

  • Add files and folders to the Box Sync folder on your computer. These additions will automatically be uploaded/synced with your account on
  • Navigate to your 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.

  1. Right click on the file you’d like to sync to your computer.
  2. Select "Sync Folder to Computer".
  3. Click the Sync Folder button to begin syncing to your computer.
  4. You should see a blue icon with white arrows appear beside the folder to designate it as a folder that’s syncing back and forth to your Box Sync folder.


Using Box Sync

Once you’ve chosen the files that you want to sync back and forth between and your local computer, you can edit files either from your Box Sync folder or on When you make a change to a file that’s located in your Box Sync folder, that change will also be reflected on Box.


Using Box Edit

After installing Box Edit, you'll be able to preview any document at, select the small pencil icon in the top right corner, which will open the native application (i.e. Microsoft Office) associated with that application directly on your desktop. 

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