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OWLbox Migration Hub

OWLbox file storage will be discontinued on June 30, 2021. Please begin using Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive instead.

Overview

OWLbox file storage will be retired from service on June 30, 2021. Prior to this date, your OWLbox files will be either migrated to Microsoft OneDrive or to a personal Box.com account. We will notify you again before the migration to ensure a smooth transition.

► Faculty, staff and current students (except for graduating seniors)
Your OWLbox files will be migrated to Micrsosoft OneDrive. OneDrive is a widely-used resource that comes with Microsoft 365 and offers a number of benefits. To familiarize yourself with OneDrive, visit the ITS OneDrive webpage.

How to Prepare

  • Continue working in OwlBox as usual but feel free to review your files and folders and delete any content that is no longer being used.
  • During the migration process:
    - Don't start using OneDrive until the migration is complete. Otherwise, your files may get out of sync.
     
    - Don't change file or folder names. Your files and folders are continually copied from OwlBox to OneDrive, but changes to file names or folders can result in duplicated data.

► Graduating seniors and alums
Your OWLbox files will be migrated to a personal Box.com account. See Access Your OWLbox files in Box.com below for details.

    Migration Schedule

    Coming soon...

    Access Your OWLbox Files in OneDrive

    To access your files after the migration, go to portal.office.com and click OneDrive. The files will appear under My files in an OWLbox folder. 

    ► Externally Shared Files
    Files that you share with people outside of temple will no longer be available to them once your files are migrated to OneDrive. To re-establish access, you can set up sharing within OneDrive. For more information, see the Microsoft Share OneDrive files and folders page or watch our Sharing Files in OneDrive video.

    Files Shared with You
    Files you share with others will appear in the OWLbox folder, but not files that others have shared with you. To view these files, click Shared on the left navigation pane and select Shared with you at the top of the page.

    Note: If you use the OneDrive app on your computer, shared folders will not appear unless you sync them from OneDrive on the web. See instructions below:

    Safely Remove a Shared Folder from OneDrive

    If you no longer want to access a shared folder in OneDrive, follow the steps below to unlink the folder. Locally available files will remain on your computer while online-only files are removed. This process ensures that everyone else in your group will still have access to the shared files and folders.

    If you simply delete files and folders without going through this unlinking process, they will be removed for everyone.

    Access Your OWLbox Files in Box.com

    ► Graduating seniors and alums
    Your files will be migrated to a personal Box.com account. When the migration takes place, Box.com will notify you by email and request that you change your password. Follow the instructions to continue using your account. Although your account will no longer be affiliated with Temple, your existing files (and 100GB of free storage) will still be available to you. See below for details:

    FAQs

    I use OWLbox only to access files others have shared with me. How will I access these files once OWLbox is retired from service?

    We are only migrating OWLbox accounts that have files stored in them. If you use OWLbox only to access files that others have shared with you, you will be able to access them in OneDrive. Click Shared on the left navigation pane and select Shared with you at the top of the page. Also, see "Syncing with the OneDrive App" above.

    Support

    If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Help Desk through the tuhelp.temple.edu website or at 215-204-8000.

    We appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy the benefits of using this new file storage resource.