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Synchronising to PC with Box Sync

How to synchronise between Box and your own computer with Box Sync.
  • informasjon

    With Box Sync on your PC, your documents will be easily available even without Internet access.


  1. Installing Box Sync
  2. Synchronising folders/files
  3. Unsynchronising folders/files

1. Installing Box Sync

To get the most out of Box you can install Box Sync on your PC. This way, your documents will be available even when you are offline.

To install Box Sync to a private computer:

Install the application Box Sync to a private PC.

  • Tip: Go to your profile in Box (login to Box) > select "Get Box Sync" in the menu.

To install Box Sync to a HiOA PC:

1. Open Software Center, search for Box Sync

1. Install Box Sync

2. Restart your PC

3. Log in to Box Sync

4. Select: Use company credentials and Feide login.

Skjermbilde: Velg Use Company credentials

5. Log in with your HiOA email address, eg.

Skjermbilde: Logg på med HiOA-epostadresse

6. Select: ... let me choose from a list instead

Skjermbilde: Velg ....let med choose from a list instead

7. Choose FEIDE from the list.

Note that it may take a few seconds before the list appears.

  • Press the F5 key to refresh the web page if the list does not appear.

Skjermbilde: Velg Feide fra listen

  • Choose Feide when the list appears .

Skjermbilde: Velg Feide i listen

8. Select: Login and use Forever.

Skjermbilde: Velg Login and use forever

9. Choose affiliation: Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus

Skjermbilde: Velg Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus

10. Login via Feide

  • Enter your HiOA username and password.
  • Click: Log in to confirm.

Skjermbilde: Skriv inn brukernavn og passord, og klikk på login for å bekrefte

The folder Box Sync will be placed here:

  • C:\Users\dittbrukernavn\Box Sync

and under:

  • Favourites in Windows explorer.

Skjermbilde: Viser plassering av Box Sync på din PC.

2. Synchronising folders and files 

You choose which folders you want to synchronise to your PC with Box Sync.

Synchronising a folder:

  1. Right-click on the folder you want to synchronise, or go to the dropdown menu.
  2. In the drop down menu select: Sync Folder to Computer.

Note that all underlying folders / files will be synchronised when you synchronise a folder.

Skjermbilde: Velg Sync folder to computer

3. Unsynchronising folders

You can unsynchronise a folder anytime you want.

It can be done in two ways:

1. PC:

  • Right-click and delete the folder from Box Sync on your PC.

This unsynchronises and deletes the folder on your PC, but does not delete it from Box.


2. Box:

  1. Right-click on the folder in Box.
  2. Go to: Synced. Select: Unsync to unsynchronise the folder.

Skjermbilde: Høyreklikk på mappen i Box. Gå til Synced og velg Unsync for å avsynkronisere

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