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.
We announced CC Spaces in XD today at Adobe MAX! In a space, all members will share ownership of the document, which means people leaving an organization won’t impact your workflow. More details to come!
This is especially painful for our Design System we built in XD. If the person who owns it leaves this will be a gigantic amount of work to update everything.
It's honestly the single reason I'm thinking about switching to Figma.
We need cloud documents not to be owned by people but by the company/team. So that you can easily share it with changing staff, freelancers external designers etc. without having to deal with ownership issues. And making sure there is continuity of work regardless of who works on the designs.
This is a critical feature.
This is a painpoint in my team and we have waited long enough.
For any new project based on the detail interaction that is needed - we have moved either to Axure or Figma. Unfortunately our design system is in XD and we continue to pay for the seat - as we cannot transfer the ownership.
We have finally bit the bullet and started to investigate to move the design system source to Figma (https://xd2sketch.com/converter/xd-to-figma). Will post this group on wether we are successful or we continue to pay the ransom to Adobe!
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.