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Box File Storage and Collaboration

Box is an enterprise-level file storage and basic collaboration service. It provides an easy-to-use and protected way for you to consolidate your files into 50GB of personal online storage. You can upload and manage your content using a browser or supported app from any web-enabled device. For collaborating you can grant Box users, from anywhere, role-based permissions to your content, and associate tasks and comments with your files.

Features include...

  • 50GB of personal storage
  • Access from mobile devices
  • Apps that extend connection to your Box content, including:
    • Box Sync to auto-sync files between your computer and Box storage
    • Box for Office to access content from Microsoft Office
  • Edit documents in real time and simultaneously with others when using Box Notes.
  • Link your Box content in your personal website or blog

Refer to the Information Security Office's Box Guidelines regarding what content is acceptable to store and share in your CMU Box storage.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Create and Access Your Account

  1. Click the Log In button above and then click Continue.
  2. Enter your Andrew userID and password when prompted.

Why should I use Carnegie Mellon's Box service?

A CMU Box account offers features not available with free personal accounts, including role-based access, password protected sharing, file access statistics, full text search, and faster uploads. Plus, CMU Box accounts offer 50GB of free storage with a 5GB file size limit for uploaded files.
Compare this with the following:

  • Free accounts:
    10GB free storage; 250MB limit for uploaded files
  • Free Dropbox accounts:
    2GB of free storage and a 10GB website upload file size limit
  • Carnegie Mellon Google Apps Drive (for undergraduate students):
    30GB of free storage for mail and documents; 30GB online upload file size limit

New Release of Box Sync
Box Sync version 4 is now available. If your version of Box Sync is higher than 3.3.51, you will be prompted to auto-update. If using 3.3.51 or an earlier Box Sync version, you are encouraged to update using instructions linked below.

For instructions on upgrading from 3.3.51 or earlier to version 4, refer to For more information, refer to the Upgrading to Sync 4 page and the Box Sync Overview page.

Box Sync Supports Mac Package Files
Users of Box Sync 4 are now able to sync Mac package files. For additional information, refer to Box Sync 4.0: Mac Package Support.

Experience Real-time Collaboration using Box Notes
Box Notes is a new document creation tool of Box that allows you to collaborate on a document in real-time with your team. Use Box Notes when logged in with a browser or the new Box Notes for Android app. For more information, refer to the Box Notes FAQs.

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Need Help?

Contact the Help Center
Phone: 412-268-4357