Box: Get Organized

Once you have been using WUSTL Box for some time, you may find it difficult to stay organized and quickly find the content you need.  Use these tips and tricks to keep your WUSTL Box account organized:


Set folders as favorites:

    • Click on a folder
    • Click the Star icon near the folder name at the top of the page

Set favorites as your default landing page:

    • Click on the user icon at the top-right
    • Click on Account Settings
    • Under HomePage, select Favorites
    • Click Save Changes
    • Now, when you login to WUSTL Box, the first thing you will see is a list of your favorate folders

Put folders that you own into a single folder:

    • Create a single folder titled something like “My Files” and move your folders inside
    • This way, your own folders won’t be mixed in with other folders that have been shared with you

Remove yourself from shared folders that you don’t need:

    • Click on a folder that is shared with you
    • On the list of collaborators on the right, click the  button next to your name
    • Click Remove

Search your content like a pro:

  • On the left of the search bar at the top of the page, click on the small button to display options
  • Search only content in the current folder
  • Select other filters like date created, file owner, and more