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Change Ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper

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New member | Level 2

This is a feature enhancement request for the facility to change ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper.

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Re: Change Ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @Mister_Spike!

Welcome and thanks for posting about this. 

You can change the owner of a Dropbox Paper doc, taking the steps here

Even though currently, you cannot change the owner of a Paper folders, giving the ownership of the doc to another user, gives they the ability to move this Paper doc into a Paper folder of theirs.

Let me know if this was helpful and if you have questions or more feedback for us. 

Thank you. Have a nice day! 


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Re: Change Ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper

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Thanks Fiona,

This feature is only available to members of a Dropbox Business team. If you're not a member or admin on a Dropbox Business team, you won't be able to transfer ownership of a Paper doc.

Giving the ownership of a doc to another user, giving them the ability to move this Paper doc into a Paper folder of theirs is not a solution for my request for the changing ownership of a folder facility.

I would like to request for the facility to change ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper for Dropbox Personal users.

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Re: Change Ownership of files and folders in Dropbox Paper

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Apologies I did not point out this is a Business feature @Mister_Spike. My bad.woman facepalming Glad the article mentions it clearly on the top. 

Workaround:

  1. Templatize the doc you wish to change the ownership of.
  2. Share the template. 
  3. The new owner can create his own Paper doc from this template (the same Paper doc you had) 
  4. Then you can delete yours if you wish and he can share the new back to you. 

I looked into the Paper ideas section of our Community. It has not been requested by individual users to have the ability to change ownership on a Paper doc. 

If you have the time, you can post this idea there to be upvoted and help us make Paper better. 

Thank you so much in advance. Hope the workaround helps. 


Fiona
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