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Folder/file ownership: API https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/sharing/list_folder_members

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Folder/file ownership: API https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/sharing/list_folder_members

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In my case 'Diego' is the owner of the folder (and also the admin) while 'Roberto' has 'Can Edit' rights. Calling the sharing info API I get the following output:

{
    "users": [
        {
            "access_type": {
                ".tag": "editor"
            },
            "is_inherited": false,
            "user": {
                "account_id": "dbid:AAAl6V-VAYEz5PzvUmZhUu_KPL9m_li5___",
                "email": "XXX",
                "display_name": "Diego Xxx",
                "same_team": true,
                "team_member_id": "dbmid:AADwcKnvNdpOkOPN2uRqsp2lnbIVdf7x___"
            }
        },
        {
            "access_type": {
                ".tag": "editor"
            },
            "is_inherited": false,
            "user": {
                "account_id": "dbid:AABNuFJHhMtFuVgwzkhN39ikVy3FHinH___",
                "email": "xxx",
                "display_name": "Roberto Xxx",
                "same_team": true,
                "team_member_id": "dbmid:AADk5HtiURDzve7T-iGndBZE7v0tfQ94___"
            }
        }
    ],
    "groups": [],
    "invitees": []
}

So both users appear as 'editors' (which is true) but I cannot determine the owner.

Moreover: according to this link it should be possible to transfer the ownership to someone else, but the menu item 'make owner' is not visible (I can only see 'can view' and 'can edit'). Does it depend on the fact that i'm on a trial version?

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Re: Folder/file ownership: API https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/sharing/list_folder_members

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Using /2/sharing/list_folder_members[/continue] is the correct way to look up the owner of a shared folder. The member who owns the shared folder, if any, would be identified by the "access_type" value being "owner" (in place of "editor" in your sample).

In your output, there isn't an owner listed though. This, along with the lack of the option on the web site, can be because the shared folder is in your "team space", meaning that it's owned by the team itself, as opposed to any specific member. So, team admins can manage this folder, but you can't transfer ownership to specific individuals.

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