File sharing

Securely share any file type and file size outside the firewall

Easily share files and folders with anyone

With your content in the cloud, file sharing is as easy as creating a link or sharing directly from Box. Share any size file, from zipped folders to large raw images to videos, with anyone inside or outside your enterprise. Eliminate large email attachments and the security issues they create. And with Box, you can preview 120+ file types including Word, Excel, PDF, Zip, and PSD — without downloading a single file.

Anytime, anywhere access

File sharing in the cloud creates flexibility in the way you share and view both small and large online files. Box allows you to send all types of files from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, from iOS to Android. The recipient of your file can preview, edit, comment, send, or download on any device, too — with or without a Box account.

Get everyone on the same page

A shared workspace in the cloud makes file sharing seamless, so you and those you work with both inside and outside your organization can quickly collaborate on your most important work. Centralized cloud storage also helps you avoid version control issues, so you always have the latest version on hand and can prevent edits to the wrong online file. With Box as a cloud backup, any time anyone makes a change to a shared file, those updates will automatically sync for everyone.

Secure, compliant file sharing

Leveraging a cloud solution like Box prevents data leakage and enables tighter control over online file sharing. With seven different permission levels and the ability to manage folder and file permissions, you can ensure your files are always in the right hands. Create expiration dates on shared files, enable optional password protection, and set link controls such as “people with the link,” “people in your company,” or “invited people only.” Box is also compliant with regulations like HIPAA, FedRAMP, and FINRA, so your content will stay in compliance no matter the context. Learn more about our security features.

The benefits of Cloud Content Management

Box offers far more than just file sharing services. You get a single place to share, manage, and govern all your content, helping streamline and speed up processes. Box connects with all the apps you already use, so while your content is protected in the cloud, your users can still work in their preferred tools. And Box makes collaboration easy with both internal users and external partners. It’s called Cloud Content Management — the simple, secure way to bring all your people, information, and applications together.

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What is file sharing?

File sharing is the act of sharing a file with another party, traditionally performed via FTP, flash drive, or email attachment. Today, file sharing is possible via the cloud. With Box cloud sharing services, you can share a link to a file that lives in the cloud, without having to send the actual file itself. And any documents uploaded to Box are encrypted to ensure your content is protected.

How do I share files?

With Box, sharing files is effortless. Quickly copy and share links to content stored on Box with those inside and outside your organization. You can create a shared link from any device and share it directly or through email or messaging.

How do I share folders?

It’s easy to share entire folders with Box with people inside and outside your organization. Create a shared link from any device, then share it directly or through email or messaging.

Is file sharing illegal?

No. It is completely legal to share files. However, it is not legal to share copyrighted material without the explicit permission of the copyright owner.

Who can I share files and folders with?

With Box, you can share files and folders with internal colleagues, as well as external partners, vendors, and suppliers. To ensure the security of your content, Box enables granular file sharing permissions so you can use the proper shared link settings depending on the person or team you’re sharing the content with.

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