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Transfering ownership of a file

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Hello,

I am having issues with transferring ownership of a file.  I have 2 accounts and would like to transfer ownership of a file from one account to another.   I have followed the instructions on this forum but still no luck.  I am logged into the account which owns a file so when I go to 'Share' and see who the file is shared with, I see my other account. When I click the dropdown menu, I don't see the "Make Owner" option.  Can you please advise what else I can try?

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Re: Transfering ownership of a file

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Hello @Kathleen11, Is the file resided inside a shared folder? Currently I think, it is not possible to set the ownership of an individual file. However, you should be able to set the ownership of a shared folder - https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/owner

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Re: Transfering ownership of a file

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Hello Kathleen - how are you today?

If you're trying to transfer the ownership of an individual file, you won't see the 'Make Owner' option as this is an option for shared folders.

In this case, you can download the file and re-upload it to the account you're trying to make the owner of the file (or even move it across accounts) and then, delete the file from the original account. That's it Kathleen; you're all set!

Let me know how it goes and welcome to our Community too @Kathleen11!

 


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