How can I get the Owner name or email of a file that is shared with me using file id or file preview url.
I am using .Net SDK.
This depends on what kind of sharing you're referring to.
If the file is in a shared folder that you are a member of, you can use the ListFolderMembersAsync and ListFolderMembersContinueAsync methods to get the list of members, and check which one is the owner.
Thanks for quick response.
In my case file has been individually shared with me,
var FileMetaData = await dc_Member.Sharing.GetFileMetadataAsync(SharedFile.Id);
Unfortunately, the OwnerDisplayNames value can't always be fetched, though I don't have more specific information to share on when/why that is the case. I'll send this along to the team to ask to get this better documented though.
Did you ever get clarification on why the OwnerDisplayNames field can't always be fetched?
Is there any way to determine who owns/uploaded a file via the api? The best I can find is the owner of the shared folder, but I'm wondering if there is a way to see who uploaded a specific file.
@swively Shared folders themselves have owners (see earlier in the thread), but individual files inside shared folders do not. You can see you last uploaded a file (i.e., the latest version of a file) via FileMetadata.sharing_info.modified_by though, e.g., as returned by /2/files/list_folder[/continue] or /2/files/get_metadata (or corresponding native methods in an SDK). You can also check the revision history for a particular file via /2/files/list_revisions.
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