Change owner of cloud document
A member of our team is leaving. The only way we can change ownership of her files is to have her download them and share them locally. This is fine and all but it breaks all the links to the document so I have to go into the various places we share the link, like JIRA, and add new links.
I would prefer that we could just change ownership of the file to another team member.
This is very important! I need it
Steven Ackerman commented
Wait, if you use XD Cloud, and someone leaves your company, their work is lost forever?
What if you have everyone save their files in the same team directory?
Must have. ASAP please!
Agreed! This is critical now. I can't believe this isn't fixed. This is going to jeopardize our entire project. We have a very living document with changing owners. We're going to have to move the entire project to Figma now...
Sebastian Mallol commented
With corona, we have a lot of changes on our worker's roles and people working around the company... right now we have the need to transfer almost 200 different files to other people so we can continue updating the development links and what not... but there's no way to do this on a clean fashion. The only way is to store a local document, zip it sends it and opens them on the new owner account... creates new development links, updates documentation, let the developers know that they cannot use the old links any more... It's just a crazy amount of extra work, time and money because of this.
Hope this gets updated soon, but as I see... the amount of votes is relatively low compared to other issues of XD that is, maybe, more focused for people using this on a smaller scale...
When are we getting this sorted outtttttttttttt?!!!
Kim Busch commented
This is a critical need - with multiple designers on the same project, transferring ownership AND allowing for multiple owners of the same document is a MUST.
Kemble Hildreth commented
Our team REALLY needs to same feature to transfer ownership for XD Cloud files. Please fix Adobe!
it's very useful and important when file create (owner) resign his job.
מיכל לוי commented
U HAVE TO FIX IT !!!!!!!! HELPPP
Arman Avena commented
I feel like something catastrophic will need to happen for this feature to get implemented. It is ESSENTIAL. Just because this doesn't have 10,000 votes like the flashy "add gifs" feature doesn't mean it shouldn't be prioritized.
When my team talks about how "XD isn't finished," this is the main go-to example. (The other example being how only one person can update links without breaking them). I know it's not a cool box feature, but it really does hold back from being able to recommend XD in general, and definitely holds back from recommending the Cloud storage in specific which I know Adobe seems to be keen to push right now.
If you put up a gofundme to pay an engineer to do this, I bet it would be funded in one day.
We've built many design systems where we can not change the ownership of the files. Which has meant we have had to keep multiple adobe account active, which against Omnicom Group process and adds additional cost to the business. My business need this flexibility to change ownership on our design system when employees leave or change their name.
Patricia Saco Atanes commented
It might potentially provoke legal issues regarding file ownership and deletion.
Michael C commented
@Leigh - Sorry to break your heart :-( We too have had similar discussions. We are satisified with XD as a design tool. It would be monumental effort to switch with the sole reason being file transfer/ownership. It would take 6-8 months, and watch the day we make the switch, Adobe would release the File Change enhancements! You are right, Adobe is making swift changes, but not in the right design team collaboration areas. Everyone on XD on a design team needs to keep bombarding this forum (maybe NEW threads each time it happens) and contacting Adobe support to keep this going until they fix.
Michael C, you broke my heart! I thought you were showing the instructions for changing ownership in XD, about which I was greatly relieved because of my own 6 a.m. emergency need to transfer file ownership.
My team just had a "design tool retro" which ended with us scratching our heads as to why in the world we didn't choose Figma over XD. One small voice cited a reason that Adobe is making swift changes to XD, but what changes are being made that helps design teams collaborate? Not allowing co-editors (file Members) to update share links is befuddling and not enabling the only realistic workaround -- changing file ownership by any co-editor -- is damaging to a team's ability to operate as quickly as needed in an Agile environment.
Michael C commented
This is my FOURTH time posting on this CRITICAL MUST HAVE. I have wasted SIX hours going thru a designers file who left the team to resave the XD files to myself so we can publish and make changes.
Gone are all the old prototype links for documentation. You clearly do not care about any design team that has multiple designers moving on/off project. What on earth is your product owners/development team doing? Clearly not listening to the needs of your design team customers - which there are TONS judging from this thread.
FIGMA can do it - what cant you???
1. Open the project in the File Browser
2. Click the Share button at the top of the page. This will open the sharing modal for that project.
3. Find the person you would like to transfer ownership to. You can only transfer ownership to someone who is an existing collaborator on that Project.
4. Click the arrow next to the new Owner to adjust their permissions. Select Owner from the options:
5. Click the Transfer ownership button to confirm. You can't undo this action.
6. Figma will transfer ownership of the project, and any files, to the new owner. Figma won't change the project's. location or adjust your permissions on the project.
Guthrie Watson commented
Critical for us, I will have to go throught this whole situation for the second time in less than six months as we onboard our perm mobile product designer.
Even when it's not about staff leaving it's needed, currently the owner of a file owns the links so you can't update a link without being the owner of that file - which makes zero sense to me as a feature but hey. If I'm co-editing a doc one of the key things I need is to be able to update shared links with devs and stakeholders.
Please add this feature soon.
it also very important that users be able to transfer ownership of entire CC Libraries (in addition to specific documents)