It is possible to have both an @psu.edu Box account and a personal Box account.

If you will soon be leaving Penn State, you can use these instructions to move personal content to a personal Box account.  Note that, after leaving Penn State, when your Access Account is disabled you will lose access to your @psu.edu Box account.

If you have a Box account using a psu.edu address and have content that you do not want to become part of your Penn State  enterprise-level Box account, follow the instructions listed below.

1) Move personal files out of an @psu.edu Box account into a personal Box account. (Use this procedure to move some files to a personal account.)

  1. Create a new free Box account using a personal email address by going to www.box.com if needed.
    1. Click on the “Sign Up” link in the upper right.
    2. Click the “Sign Up Now” button under the “Personal Free” column.
    3. Enter information and click “Continue.”
  2. Create a new Box folder in an @psu.edu Box account.
    1. From the “All Files and Folders” tab of the account, click on the “New” button in the top left.
    2. From the sub-menu, click “Folder.”
  3. Invite a personal Box account as a collaborator.
    1. In the dialog box that opens from 2.2 above,
      -Folder Name: Something like “Shared with personal account.”
      -Collaboration: Select “Invite people to upload or download files.”
      -Enter names or email addresses: Enter the name of the personal account.
      -Click “Okay.”
  4. Move any content from an @psu.edu account into this new folder.
  5. Transfer the ownership of this new folder from an @psu.edu account to a personal account by following these directions: https://support.box.com/entries/23626123-How-do-I-change-the-owner-of-a-folder-.
  6. Log in to the personal account, navigate to the transferred folder, and remove the @psu.edu account as a collaborator.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@psu.edu or 814-865-4357).

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