How Do I Change the Owner of a Folder?

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There are 2 ways to change or transfer folder ownership to another collaborator.

Note: To change or transfer folder ownership, you must be the owner of the folder.

The first way:

1) Click on the folder you own.

2) You will see a list of Collaborators in the right pane. If you are the owner you will notice that you are designated as the "Owner" for this folder and it will be displayed underneath your name.

3) Click on the collaborators Role (access level).

4) A drop down list of all the different Roles (access levels) will be displayed. Click on "Owner".

5) A pop up message will be displayed confirming your action and letting you know the implications of this action. To confirm the change click “Okay".

         

 

 The second way:

1) Click on the folder you own.

2) You will see a list of Collaborators in the right pane. If you are the owner, you will notice that you are designated as the "Owner" for this folder.

3) Click the collaborator's name to display the Folder Collaborators pop up. You can click on the tab "Everyone" to view all collaborators in this folder, or you can click on the tab "In This Folder Only" to view just the collaborators in this folder.

4) Click the Role (access level) and a drop-down will be displayed. Click on "Owner".

5) A pop up will be displayed confirming your action and letting you know the implications of this action. To confirm the change click “Okay”.

 

Additional Notes

  • Once completed, the collaborator you designate will be the new "Owner" of the folder and your access level will be downgraded to "Editor". The contents of the folder will no longer count against your account's storage allowance.
  • If you are transferring a private (yellow) folder, you will first need to invite the user to this folder before you can you transfer ownership.
  • Large folders (containing 10k files or more) may cause the transfer to time out. If you experience any issues, submit a support ticket so Box can assist with the transfer.

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