Installing Box Tools

Box Tools is the installer package for both Box Edit and Device Trust functionality. The Device Trust component is only used if Device Trust is enabled for your Box account by your administrator. 

To install Box Tools on your computer:

  1. Download the appropriate Box Tools installer for your operating system:
  2. Run the Box Tools installer and follow instruction prompts to install or update Box Tools on your computer.
  3. If you use Internet Explorer (Windows only) or Safari (macOS only), you may need to take additional steps for these browsers: 
    • For IE 11 users, see the Box Edit Internet Explorer Configuration Guide for details. 
    • For Safari users, after installing Box Tools v4 for the first time or after updating to it from Box Tools v3, navigate to Preferences > Extensions in Safari's menu and check the box next to Box Tools Safari Extension:

      Box Tools Safari Extension.png

      If you do not see Box Tools Safari Extension in Safari's Preferences > Extensions, please close and reopen Safari and attempt again.


For more information for IT administrators about deploying Box Tools:



More information regarding Device Trust:


In addition to Box Edit, the Box Tools installer installs Box's Device Trust functionalityIf Device Trust is not enabled by your Box administrator, the Device Trust component will not be used. If your Box administrator does enable Device Trust, the Device Trust component will be used the next time you log in.

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