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BOX File Extension

E-mail Mailbox

What is BOX file?

BOX is a file extension commonly associated with E-mail Mailbox files. BOX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with BOX extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. Users are advised to use Lotus Notes software for managing BOX files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support BOX file extension

Programs that can handle BOX files are as follows. Files with BOX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BOX file

How to open file with BOX extension?

Problems with accessing BOX may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with BOX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Lotus Notes

Install software to open BOX file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BOX files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Lotus Notes or different compatible program, such as Calypso Email, Foxmail. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BOX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Lotus Notes installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Lotus Notes and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BOXIf the problems with opening BOX files still occur even after installing Lotus Notes, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Lotus Notes is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Lotus Notes installed, it may not support BOX format. The most recent version of Lotus Notes is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate E-mail Mailbox files with Lotus Notes

If you have the latest version of Lotus Notes installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BOX on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with BOX file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the BOX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Lotus Notes installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BOX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BOX file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BOX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Lotus Notes and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BOX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the BOX file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BOX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BOX file for viruses
1. Check the BOX file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the BOX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the BOX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BOX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with BOX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the E-mail Mailbox file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Lotus Notes

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BOX extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with E-mail Mailbox files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BOX files.

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