In this article you will learn how to:
- Access all your folders from your local Box Drive folder
- Edit content directly from Box.com through Box Tools
Box Drive is a productivity tool that streams all your content from Box, right to your desktop, taking up very little hard drive space. Open your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to find every file you need and see all your changes saved up to Box from your desktop. If you want to have specific folders available for offline use, Box Drive will allow you to mark folders for offline access specific to each device you use.
Download Box Drive and Edit
You can download both Box Drive and Box Edit here.
View all Box files within Mac Finder or Windows Explorer
With Box Drive, all your Box files are available and streamed to your Box Drive folder without occupying any hard drive space.
- Right click on any file to to reveal additional Box functionality to copy or email shared links and to view the item on Box.com. In addition, files can be locked/unlocked and Box Notes can be created on folders.
- You can Mark Folders for Offline on Box Drive! Selectively sync down folders from your Box account to your local machine to continue working offline. Check out the article here for more information!
Using Box Drive
With all your files available to view on your local computer, you can seamlessly edit Box files directly from your Box Drive folder. When you make a change to a file that’s located in your Box Drive folder, that change will also be reflected in Box. To learn how to navigate Box Drive, check out this article here!
Using Box Edit
After installing Box Edit, you'll be able to open documents in your Box folders from the web directly on a desktop application. Select the Open button in the top right corner, which will open the native application (for example: Microsoft Office) associated with that application directly on your desktop. Read our guide on using Box Edit with your files for more.