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Using Box for Windows 10

by on ‎11-11-2015 09:16 AM - edited on ‎08-08-2017 03:26 PM by (13,989 Views)
Box for Windows 10 is a native application available on all Windows 10 devices. It is a universal app, meaning that the same app will run on Windows phones, tablets and PCs. The application gives Windows 10 users the full power of Box on their desktop or mobile device. 
 
Note: Box for Windows 10 is not yet available for Windows phones, since Windows 10 Mobile has not been released yet. The app will support Windows phones shortly after Windows 10 Mobile is made available.
 

 

Installing Box for Windows 10

You can download the Box for Windows 10 app for free in the Windows Store.
Box for Windows 10 is only supported on Windows 10 devices, and will not work on older Windows platforms. 
 
Note:  Box for Windows 10 is separate from Box for Windows 8/Windows Phone. If you have Box for Windows 8 and you have recently upgraded to Windows 10, you will need to download Box for Windows 10 from the Windows Store, then manually delete Box for Windows 8 from your device.

 

Using Box for Windows 10

Box for Windows 10 provides users with all the capabilities of the Box web application. You can access all your files and folders located in Box, view and edit content, and easily share your content with collaborators.
 

Uploading Files

  • Click or tap the Plus Sign (+) in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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  • Select Upload to open the file picker.
  • Locate and select the file(s) you would like to upload in the file picker, then click Upload to begin uploading those files to Box.
 

Opening Files in Microsoft Office

With Box for Windows 10, you can open Microsoft Office files (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx, etc.) in the appropriate Office application.
 
To open files in Office from the Box for Windows 10 application:
  • Click the file you would like to open to open a preview of the file.
  • In the preview screen, click the Open icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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  • When prompted, decide if you would like to monitor the file for any changes you make. If you select Yes, all changes made will be saved automatically back to Box. If you select No, a copy of the file will be created on the computer when you save it. 
  • Your file will open in the appropriate Office application. 
To open files in Office from Office applications:
Note: This method only works in the Office for Mobile suite of applications (Office universal apps). To open files in the PC versions of Office apps, open the file from Box for Windows 10 following the steps outlined above.
  • Open the appropriate Office application
  • Click or tap Browse in the bottom-left corner
  • In the left sidebar of the file picker, select Box
  • Navigate to and select the file you would like to open, then click or tap Open Document.
 

Pinning Content to the Start Menu

With Box for Windows 10, you can pin any file or folder in Box to your Start Menu.
  • Navigate to the folder or preview the file you would like to pin.
  • Click or tap the Ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner of the screen for more options.
  • Select Pin to Start
 

Inviting Collaborators

  • Navigate to the folder where you would like to invite collaborators.
  • Click or tap the Collaborators Icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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  • Select Invite People to invite collaborators. You can also view a list of all collaborators in the folder you are in by clicking View People.
  • Enter the email address of the person you would like to invite in the Email field. 
  • Choose what permissions this collaborator will have in the Access Type field. For more information on Access Levels, see "What Are The Different Access Levels For Collaborators?".
  • Click or tap Invite to add the collaborator to the folder. 
 

Generating Shared Links

  • Open the folder or file you would like to share.
  • Click or tap the Link icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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You can send a shared link in one of two ways - 
  • Select Send link via... to send the link using another application, like Outlook or OneNote.
  • Select Copy link to clipboard to copy the link, then paste it in the appropriate location.

 

Downloading Files

  • Click or tap the file to preview it.
  • Click or tap the Ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner for more options.
  • Select download to download the file to your computer.