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Backup Files to Box

We now offer digital storage and collaborative space for personal data through Box@Richmond. Box is not designed to be a complete backup location for your computer's hard drive. For more information on Box, click here.

To save your local users folder on your computer to Box, follow the steps below:

Windows
  1. Log in to your box account (preferably through Google Chrome).
  2. Create a new folder in your box account called "Computer Backup". Make sure to select Keep private for now.

    create backup folder

  3. Open the Computer Backup folder and select Upload > Upload Folders.

    select upload folders

  4. From here, you will be able to select the different folders that you want to upload to backup from your User folder. We recommended selecting these folders for Backup: Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos. 

    select folders

Mac
  1. Log in to your box account (preferably through Google Chrome).
  2. Create a new folder in your box account called "Computer Backup". Make sure to select Keep private for now.

    create backup folder

  3. Open the Computer Backup folder and select Upload > Upload Folders.

    select upload folders

  4. From here, you will be able to select the different folders that you want to upload to backup from your User folder. We recommended selecting these folders for Backup: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures. 

    select folders

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