Learn about Box Drive's icons and features, specifically for the Windows experience!
Searching for files
To search your entire Box account, click the Box icon in the system tray and the search UI will open.
Alternatively, use the following keyboard shortcut:ctrl+alt+shift+b
Results will appear as you typein the Search Box area.The search workssimilarly tothe search bar at the top of box.com, searching the text inside the document as wellas the 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 Windows Explorer.
Note:The search tools inWindowsExplorer and the Start menucannotsearch your Box Drive folder. Only the Box DriveSearch Barshown abovewillsearch in your Box Drive folder
Using Box through Windows Explorer
After logging into Box Drive, you'll be able to access Box from Windows Explorer (at C:\Users\<username>\Box) or the Windows system tray. The Box folder will also appear in the left hand navigation panel of Windows Explorer (see screenshot below).
The Box folder on your computer shows you all the same content as your All Files page in Box. The icons on a file or folder icon indicates the status of the item. See table below for icon information.
You canopenany file or folder in your BoxfolderfromWindowsExplorerbydouble-clickingthe item.
You can also generate ashared linkfor a file or folder directly fromWindowsExplorer byright-clickingthe 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.