Box Sync is a productivity tool that allows you to mirror data stored on Box to your desktop.

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:

You can then navigate and modify content stored on the Box website through your computer’s native file browsing interface, without using a web browser. Content that syncs down to your computer are available for offline access. If you make changes to the synced files locally, these changes automatically sync back up to your Box account.


System Requirements

Box Sync 4.0 currently requires the following:

  • Mac:
    • OS X 10.11
    • OS X 10.10
    • HFS or HFS+ formatted hard drive
  • Windows:
    • 10 32-bit and 64-bit
    • 8.1 64-bit
    • 8 64-bit
    • 7 32-bit and 64-bit
    • NTFS formatted hard drive
    • Microsoft .NET Framework .NET 4.5.2 or greater*
* Microsoft ended support for .NET framework 4.0, 4.5 and 4.5.1 on Jan 12 2016. We encourage customers to upgrade to the latest version of .NET in order to continue receiving technical support


Installing Box Sync

See: Installing/Uninstalling Box Sync


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 folder you’d like to sync to your computer.
  2. Select "Sync 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.

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Utilizing 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 in 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.


It’s your choice-- any changes you make in either location will be in sync!