Transferring a file to a new owner

You can transfer a file that you own to a different owner, provided that the file isn't a community file.


  1. Click Files in the title bar, and then click the name of the page that contains your file, for example My Files.
  2. Click the file that you want to transfer. Then in the side panel, click the More Actions (ellipsis) icon More Actions icon and select Transfer Ownership from the list.
    Tip: You can also get to the transfer command while using the Files list view or customized view. From the list view (list view icon), click More and then click More Actions. From the customized view (customization view icon), click the All actions for this file icon All actions for this file icon.
  3. Start typing the name of the person you want to transfer ownership to, and select their name from the list. If you want, add a tag to the file being transferred.
  4. Once you're ready to give up your access to the file, click Transfer.


Transferring file ownership gives the new owner the appropriate access (owners can share their files with people or communities and assign Reader or Editor access to the file). Some values associated with the file might display differently than those associated with files of an original owner. Some examples are:
  • The Created field on the About tab in the side panel of the file preview page shows the new owner's name rather than that of the person who originally created it.
  • On the Sharing tab in the side panel, the new owner is listed as both Owner and Editor/Reader if the file was previously shared with them. The new owner still sees the file in their "Shared With Me" view.
  • A transferred file might remain in a folder created by the original owner.
Note: If you need to transfer a large number of files, you can ask your administrator to reassign ownership in bulk. For more information, see Transferring ownership of user files in the Administering Connections Help.