Creating folders is a simple way to store like files and manage access permissions for collaborators.
To create a new folder, click the "New" buttonand select "Folder." Once you have clicked the "New" button, a "Create New Folder" screen will appear. Type in the folder's name, and select your privacy preference. You also have the option to add collaborators, though you can always go back and add collaborators at a later time.
You can create an entire hierarchy of folders by repeating the same steps above while in another folder, and you can even limit access restrictions to subfolders. Note that if you give someone access permissions to a higher level folder, they will have permissions for all subfolders underneath that folder.
Box makes it easy to share your work with other collaborators. You can choose who you share with and what their permissions are. There are several options that the owner of a folder can choose for their collaborators. These include options are explained in the following chart:
All collaborators must create a free account in order to work with Box.
Once you are in the folder that you would like to share, you will see the "Sharing" area on the right hand side of the screen. From there, it is easy to either invite collaborators, or to share the link to the folder.
To invite collaborators, simply press the blue "Invite People" button. From there, you'll be sent to the pop up invite screen, where you can add an email address, decide on permissions, and add a personal message for each collaborator.
If you do not want to add people individually through box, you can click the "Share This Folder" button, which will then give you a link to the folder. This link can be shared with others, giving those who have it access to the folder.