Uploading Files and Folders to Box

If you're accessing Box from your web browser, you can use one of two methods to upload files and folders:

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 the link below instead:

Drag and Drop 

Drag files from your desktop to the files page in Box. Your files will be uploaded and will appear in the folder where you dropped them.



  • Dragging folders is only supported in Chrome. For other browsers, use the File Browser (see below) or Box Sync.
  • On Windows 10 Edge, drag and drop is not currently supported. Please click the ellipsis (…) in the upper right corner -> Open with Internet Explorer, then drag and drop again.


Upload Files and Folders using the File Browser

  1. Click the Upload button

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  2. Click Upload Files or Upload Folders, depending on which you'd like to do
  3. Select the file(s) or folder you'd like to upload.
    Note: You can select multiple files for upload by holding the Command or Control key (Mac or Windows, respectively) while selecting files. However, you can only select one folder at a time for upload.
  4. Click Open or Upload


Uploading From Your Mobile Device

For instructions on uploading files and folders from your mobile device, see the following articles:


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