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Mapping a cloud storage site using "Map Network drive"

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Mapping a cloud storage site using "Map Network drive"


    I'm trying to map my box.com cloud storage using "Map Network Drive".

    I found the "Map Network Drive" button at the top of my folder.
    I click on "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures"
    I follow through "Choose a custom network location"
    At "Internet or network address" I type the url where I would log into box through the internet:
    https://app.box.com/

    At next I get the login prompt, so I login, clicking "Remember my credentials"
    when it returns, indicating that my login is incorrect the number of letters in my password has doubled, so
    of course my password is incorrect if the "network drive" is adding a bunch of extra characters.

    So I go back and click on "connect using different credentials" and get the same result

    what's happening here and how do I fix it?

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  2. #2


    ::1
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit


    Your password looks longer because no one should be able to see how many char your password contains.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Okay (I've never seen that before, I always have seen the same number of dots for password that I've typed in),
    but that still doesn't answer the question of why I can't log in.
    I keep getting the login window. When I cancel out I get the following:

    Add Network Location
    The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.

    But this is the url I use to log into box.com through my browser.
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  4. #4


    ::1
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit


    Are u sure that you use the right url?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I copy-n-pasted it into the browser and successfully logged in.
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can only do that, if you have a Box.com Business account.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    AAAAARRRGGHH Thanks for the info. My next question is no longer a Win8.1 question.
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