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Box - Synchronization

Published: 8 March 2016

Synchronization is used when you want to automatically receive a copy of the Box files to your computer.


  1. Box account via LTU.
  2. The sync program is installed on your computer.

Instructions for Windows

  1. Launch the Box client.

  2. Enter your full LTU e-mail address and click Next

  3. A new window will open asking you to select your identity provider. Write and select Lulea University of Technology and choose 

  4. When you see the LTU login window, log in as usual with your LTU user name and password. Box creates a folder on your computer that syncs with When the bar is green and shows 100%, you can close the window. The box client will continue to run. You can find the icon at the bottom right of the taskbar.

  5. Start Windows Explorer. Under My documents you will find the folder My Box Files which is used to sync your folders and files with All the files you choose in the web interface for Box is synced here.

Instructions for Mac

  1. Start the program Box Sync and select the Use single sign on link to proceed with the login.
  2. Enter your email address ( and press Continue.
  3. Select Luleå University of Technology from the list and press Select. Then log on as usual.
  4. Open Finder to find a folder called Documents Box. All the files you choose in the web interface for Box is synced here.


NOTE! If you don´t have Sync client installed on your computer you can download it via the link below, the software you need is Box Drive.