Learn about Box Drive's icons and features, specifically for the Mac OS experience!
Searching for files
To search your entire Box account, click on the Box icon in your Menu Barand the search bar will open.
Alternatively, you can use the following keyboard shortcut:ctrl+option+cmd+space
Results will appear as you typein the Search on Box area.Search works thesimilarly tothe search barin the Box web application -- it will look for the specified it will look for the specifiedtextboth bothinside the documentand in and inthe document name.
Left-clicking once on search results selects them and shows the document information on the right.
Double-clicking items opens them in an appropriate program on your machine. When you open a file for the first time, the file is downloaded to your computer. After this initial download, files are stored in the Box Drive cache for quicker access.
Right-clicking a search result will allow you to choose to open the file on your computer, or open the folder that contains the item in Finder.
Note:Spotlightcannotsearch your Box Drive folder. Only the Box DriveSearchBarshown above will search in your Box Drive folder
Using Box through the Finder
TheBoxdriveon your computershowsyouall the same content as your All Files page in Box. Thecloudicon beside a file or folder indicates that the item issafely stored in Box. The icons on a file or folder icon indicates the status of the item (see table below for icon information).
If your Box folder does not open by default, click the Box icon in your Menu Bar, then click the gear icon in the bottom right and selectOpen Box Folder.
You can open any file or folder in your Box directly from the Finder window (Box Notes will be opened in your default internet browser). You can also get a shared link for a file or folder directly from the Finder window by right-clicking the item.You can copy the link to your clipboard (and paste it later into an email or other message), or you can choose Email Link to launch your email client. Selecting View on Box.com will launch your browser and prompt you to log into Box.
Using Box Drive within Other Applications
When you're working on a file in another application, you can save it straight back to any folder in Box using Box Drive by saving the file to your Box folder. From the Save As screen, clickBrowse, then select theBoxfolder(see screenshotbelow).
Box Drive Icons
Items in your Box folder will display certain icons indicating their status. Below is a list of icons and what they mean:
Item isup-to-date inBox
Item has been marked as a problem item. For a list of problem notifications and more information on how to resolve them, clickhere.