Backup Files to Box

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Information Services offers 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. 

By default, your Box account has a 100 GB quota. Please be aware of this limitation if uploading folders that may contain a lot of data or large files (i.e. Music, Pictures, etc.).

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


  1. Log in to your Box account by going to and logging in with your Richmond netID and password.
  2. Create a new folder in your box account called "Computer Backup"

    computer backup

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


  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 to backup

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Collaboration and Storage 

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