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mobile, online and desktop applications for students, faculty and staff. Users can share folders, files, collaborate within and outside
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User Guide:

Understand the Maximum File Size You Can Upload to Box

  • Posted Feb 26, 2020 Updated Jan 19, 2022

The maximum file size limit for uploads to Box varies depending on your account type:

  • Free personal: 250 MB

  • Starter: 2 GB

  • Business: 5 GB

  • Business Plus: 15 GB

  • Enterprise (and Digital Suites ): 50 GB

  • Enterprise Plus: 150 GB

For more details, please refer to our pricing comparison page.



To confirm the file size limit for your account:

  1. Log into Box.

  2. Click your account icon in the upper-right-hand corner.

  3. Select Account Settings from the menu that displays.

  4. Scroll down to the Account details and review your Max file size listed.




Application specific upload limits

Some Box apps have lower application specific limits regardless of what plan you have purchased. See the following apps for reference:

  • Box Mobile: 15GB

  • Box Drive: 15GB

  • Box Sync: 15GB

  • Email Uploads: 50MB


How these upload limits are enforced
Be aware shared folders enforce the file size limit that applies to the Folder Owner's plan, regardless of whether any of the collaborators within the folder have a higher limit. 


Here's an example:  Someone with a business account uploads files to a shared folder owned by someone with a free Box account. In this case, the business account holder is limited to uploads of 250 MB or fewer, since the folder belongs to the free account holder.


Alternatively, a free user collaborating on a folder owned by an Enterprise User can upload files of up to 50 GB in size in this folder.


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