Determine the owner of a shared folder

The creator of a shared folder is automatically designated the owner, unless the folder was created in someone else’s shared folder. Owners have extra administrative functions, such as the ability to transfer ownership, remove members, and determine whether anyone else can invite people to the folder. You can find out who the owner of a folder is by going to the folder's options.

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View a folder owner

To view a folder owner:

On dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the folder you’d like to determine the owner of and click the “” (ellipsis).
  3. Click Share.
  4. Click Share with Dropbox
  5. Click [x] people have access

On the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Open the Dropbox folder in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  2. Right-click or control-click the folder you’d like to determine the owner of and select Share….

On the Dropbox mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap the “⁝” (vertical ellipsis on Android) or “…” (ellipsis on iPhone/iPad) next to the folder you’d like to determine the owner of.
  3. Tap Folder settings.
  4. Tap the area below [x] members.

This will show all members of the shared folder and specify who is the owner.

Note: If you’re a member of a Dropbox business team and don't see an owner listed, the folder is either owned by admins on your team, or by someone outside your team. Contact your admin to find out if the folder is admin-owned.

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