Box Drive vs. Box Web

There are many pros and cons to using Box Drive and the Box on the web interfaces.

Web Based Features:

  • Permissions: Adding users or setting collaborators permission levels should be done at unh.box.com or unh.edu/box
  • Sharing : Currently, share files using the web -- unh.edu/box or unh.box.com, or if you have Box for Office installed you can share files using that app. See https://community.box.com/t5/Box-User-Training-Videos/New-WebApp-Box-for-Office-Tutorial/ta-p/33593 for information on how to use Box for Office.
  • Files with Multiple Editors -- Best practices:
    • Editing Excel or Word documents at the same time - use Office Online:
      • Open file using the Web
      • Choose Word/Excel Online from drop down under Open
  • To lock a file :
    • Open file using the Web
    • Click the 3 dots next to Share in the file link
    • Select Lock from drop down
    • Users can set a time limit for the lock -- under the lock duration drop down.
    • Download can be disabled

Box Drive Features:

Information about Box drive can be found at - Box Drive Information

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Created
Fri 7/19/19 6:24 PM
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Tue 6/30/20 2:13 PM

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