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Keeping your Local Files in Sync with Box

Before getting started with Penn+Box, individuals should review guidelines about what data is suitable for storing on the service by visiting: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/security/cloud/box_data_usage.php

Contact ISC Information Security (security at isc.upenn.edu) or the Privacy Office (privacy at upenn.edu) with questions or concerns.

Box provides an application for Windows and Mac that allows you to keep local copies of your files in sync with the copies stored by the Box service. Box Sync monitors files on both the Box service and your local sync folder. Edit files, even when you're offline, and your files will re-sync when you're back online.

  • Box Sync for Windows is compatible with Windows 8 (non-touch devices only in Desktop mode), 7, Vista and XP, with support for 32 and 64-bit editions.
  • Box Sync for Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7)

To get started, download the latest version of the Box Sync app once you have successfully logged into Penn+Box:

Upon running the installation, Box Sync will create a local folder ("Box Documents" on Mac, or "My Box Files" on Windows) in which to store your synched files. Consult the "Read Me" file in that location to complete configuration and establish synchronization between your folders on Box and you local computer. For additional information about Box Sync, consult the Box Sync FAQ.Leaving Penn Box Support website

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