"How To" Guides

Using Box for Macs

Activation

Before using Box you will need to activate the service on your NetID.

  1. Go to https://netid.rutgers.edu and select Service Activation on the left of the site.
  2. Log in with NetID and password.
  3. You will see the following screen:

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  4. Select the Box Cloud Storage Option
    • NOTE: You don’t have to activate the service again if you have [You already have this account.] listed next to the Box option.
  5. Click the “Activate Services” button

 

Prerequisites:

macOS 10.12 or higher

Installation Steps

  1. Go to https://box.rutgers.edu/downloads/
  2. Click on the operating system type (in your case Mac) and save the file and install the software.
  3. Download the Box Drive installer here
  4. Navigate to where you saved the file. Double-click it to run the Installer
  5. When prompted, select Install for all users of this computer and click Continue
  6. DO NOT change the location. Click Install.

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  7. An installation completed successfully window will open once completed.
  8. Click Close to close the installer.
  9. After the installation completes Box Drive will launch.
  10. Enter your email address.
  11. Click Next
  12. Enter your NetID and password
  13. Click Login

 

A Box folder will be created in Finder Window

 

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Saving or Moving data to Box

  • You can create folders just like you do on your own computer and copy\move documents into those folders.
    • If you are running low on hard drive space this is a good place to move your data to free up hard drive space on your local computer
  • The box folder works the same as any other folder on your computer.  You can save a document directly to the box folder, drag and drop or cut and paste.
  • The cloud on the folder indicates it’s in the cloud

 

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If you Control + click on a box folder and click on Make Available Offline, this will download the data onto your computer

 

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Logging into Box from any location:

  1. Go to https://box.rutgers.edu/.
  2. Click on login
  3. Log in with your net id and net id password

 

For more information:

https://box.rutgers.edu/information-for-faculty/

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