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How To Upload Files To The Awesome Box.Net Directly from Windows Explorer


Source: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upload-files-awesome-boxnet-windows-explorer/

Easily Upload Files Via Windows Explorer

Note: Tested in several Windows Vista machines. WinXP users can see Techie Buzz’s handy post.

1. Press the Win key + E or go to the Start menu, right-click on Computer and select Open.

box.net file sharing

2. Right-click on Computer again and select Add A Network Location, which will prompt the respective wizard.

box.net files

3. Click Next on the welcoming screen.

box.net files

4. Then select the second option, Choose a custom network location.

 

 

box.net files

Type the following:

download box.net files

If for some reason, you have trouble, try the unsecured

http://www.box.net/dav

.

5. If everything goes well, you’ll get a popup window asking you for your credentials. Type your username, which is the email you use to log in to Box.net, as well as your password.

download box.net files

6. Now you can type a name for you to easily identify this location, before clicking Next.

download box.net files

7. You can choose whether to or not to check the box to launch the network location on Windows Explorer after exiting the wizard.

Click on Finish.

On Ubuntu, make sure you log onto Box.net in your web browser before following the instructions on the How-To Geek blog. This might break at times because support for WebDav has stopped after similar posts were written but at this time, it looks like it works. You might also find Gladinet interesting if you are still having problems connecting, since it’s designed to help you map network drives for web apps.

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