File transfer

Securely share files of any size quickly, with anyone, from any device

Hassle-free sending

File transfer has never been simpler. With a link sent via email or shared straight from Box, transmit files of any type or size safely to anyone, even if they don’t have a Box account. Collaborate on big videos, high-res images, and graphics-heavy decks without worrying about server space, email file maximums, or whether the recipient has the right software to open it. Box lets you preview over 120 different file formats without downloading.

Uncomplicated, secure file transfer

With your files and folders safe and secure on Box, you stay in control of all your content during any file transfer, even when sharing with an external partner or collaborator. Box has seven permission levels for files and folders, plus link expiration and download restriction capabilities. That makes online file transfer on Box both uncomplicated and low risk. So you can stop sending email attachments and transferring documents over FTP.

The simplest way to request files

Collecting content from coworkers and people outside your company is a cinch using File Request from Box. Simply give submitters a URL to a folder where they can easily drag and drop their files. They click “submit,” and you get a notification. File transfer with Box is the fastest, easiest way to request and gather files of any type and size from multiple people to support a project or task.

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“It’s important to arm employees with technology that drives productivity and innovation. Box provides a secure way to share and collaborate and empowers associates to discover new ways to move business forward.”

Zack Hicks, Group Vice President and CIO, Toyota

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What is file transfer?

File transfer is the process of copying or moving a file from one location to another over a network or internet connection. It enables sharing or transmitting a file between different users both locally and remotely. Today, file transfer is often handled online in the cloud.

How do I send large files?

With Box, you can send large files to anyone — even if they don’t have a Box account — without having to zip, compress, or otherwise change the files. Just create a shared link for that file, quickly customize the permission level, and then share directly from Box or copy the link. That’s it - fast and easy!

Is there a size limit on the files I can send with the file transfer service on Box?

The maximum file-size limit for uploads to Box varies depending on your account type — from 250 MB to 150GB. To see the maximum file-size limit for your account, follow the instructions on this page.

Can I send files from my phone or tablet?

Yes! Use the Box Mobile App on any iOS or Android device for secure file transfer with your team, customers, external agencies or partners.

How do I transfer files to another computer?

File transfer to another computer is just as easy as sharing any file on Box. Simply follow the steps outlined in this how to article on creating a shared link, customize the permission level, and share the link right from Box or copy the link to share via email or chat.

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