Save Files in the Cloud with Box Drive

Use Box Drive to store, access and share files and folders from the cloud, freeing up your hard drive.  


Windows Installation

  1. Uninstall Box Sync (if installed).
  2. Downlod Box Drive installer.
  3. Navigate to your download, and double-click it to run the installer.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. If Box Drive does not launch automatically upon installation, you may need to launch it from the Start menu.
  5. You must log into Box Drive the first time you open it using your UBITName immediately followed by (e.g. and UBITName Password.
  6. After logging in, you will see a quick walkthrough of Box Drive features. Once this is complete, your Box content is available at C:\Users\USERNAME\Box.

Box Drive will run automatically once installed. You can also open it from the Start menu. Once you launch Box Drive the first time, you will be able to access Box from File Explorer or the Windows system tray.

Windows Requirements

  • 1.6GHz dual core processor
  • 4GB of RAM


Mac Installation

  1. Uninstall Box Sync (if installed).
  2. Download Box Drive Installer.
  3. Using your Finder, navigate to your Downloads and locate the Box.pkg file.
  4. Double-click Box.pkg and follow the Installer instructions. DO NOT change the install location. 
  5. Once the installation has completed Box Drive will open.
  6. In the login window, click Use Single Sign-on (SSO)
  7. Enter your UBmail email address (
  8. Enter your UBITName and UBITName Password, or your ITORG\username and password.
  9. Click Sign In.
  10. After logging in, you see a quick walk-through of Box Drive features. 

Whenever you log in, Box Drive will open a new Finder window automatically, and Box should appear under both Favorites and Devices in the Finder side bar.

Mac Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.11 or higher
  • HFS or HFS+ formatted hard drive
  • Box Sync is not installed
  • 1.6GHz dual core processor
  • 4GB of RAM

Reconnecting Box Drive

  1. Click on the system tray.  
  2. Click on the Box icon
  3. Click on the Settings wheel in the upper left corner
  4. Click Exit
  1. Start menu > Box
  2. Enter UBITName and password

Common Questions

I need access to my files when I am offline. Is Box Drive right for me?
Yes, files can be accessed offline if they are marked for offline. Once you re-establish an Internet connection, the files will sync automatically.

How do I access and share Box Drive files?

  • Windows: Access Box Drive by opening explorer on your PC and navigating to the folder named Box.
  • Mac: Access Box Drive by opening Finder on your mac and navigating to the folder named Box located under Devices and Favorites in the side bar. 

Learn more at Using Box Drive Basics.

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Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.