Adding Descriptions to Folders and Files

A Description can be added to Folders or Files on the Box Web Application, as long as you have Editor access in the folder. 255 characters is the maximum character limit for the Description field. 

 

Folder:

  1. Click the folder (do not open the folder).
  2. In the right pane under Details, you will see the Description where you can enter or modify a description.

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File:

  1. Click the file (do not Preview the file).
  2. In the right pane under Details, you will see the Description where you can enter or modify a description.

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It would be helpful here to state what permission level is required to add a description to a file.

Hi @AFrench,

 

We've made this update in Version 3 of this article and highlighted the permission level necessary for making descriptions. Appreciate your feedback and thank you for your help!

So uploaders have to upload the documents and editors come in after them to put in a description?  Not very convenient!