You can create different file types or folders directly from your Box account.

Note: Old Box Experience

This page refers to the old Box experience. In Box, hover over a single file or folder with your mouse. If the item looks like the following image, you are in the right place.

 

Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.

If the item does not look like the image above, visit one of the links below instead:

Right-click in the Files and Folders screen or select one of the options from the dropdown menu revealed when you click the New button in the top-left corner. Click on one of the links below to read more about creating items in your Box account:

 

Creating Folders

  1. Click the New button or right-click in the Files and Folders screen
  2. Select New Folder from the dropdown menu
  3. Enter a name in the Folder Name field
  4. You can select to either keep the folder private or invite collaborators. If you would like to invite collaborators, enter their names or email addresses in the field and select the access level they will have:
  5. Click Okay

 

Understanding Folder Icons

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

 

  Icon      Description 

Personal Folder

  • Owned by: You
  • Color: Manila

Collaborated Folder

  • Owned by: Someone within your enterprise
  • Color: Blue

External Collaborated Folder

  • Owned by: Someone outside your enterprise
  • Color: Grey

 


Folder Ownership

Additionally, the folder ownership status is displayed next to each folder icon. Folder ownership is determined by collaborator permission, and access levels.

  • If a collaborated folder is owned by you, Box displays Owner next to this folder icon:



  • If a synced collaborated folder is owned by you, Box displays Owner next to this synced folder icon:



  • For external folders, Box displays the name of the external owner:



  • If the owner is a free user with no enterprise, Box displays Owned externally next to the folder icon.

 

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