Changing file ownership

nextcloudWhen a staff member leaves you may wish to pass ownership of their files to someone else in your school. This article describes one way to achieve this.

If there are a lot of files, you may find that this method works best when using the Nexcloud client, and simply moving the files on your desktop.

Original user

Start by logging on with the original user account.

  1. Share the folder with the new member of staff


New staff member

Now you can log on as the new user.

  1. Create a new folder.
  2. Move the contents from the shared folder to the newly created folder.
  3. Unshare the now empty shared folder.


Note that there is a built-in method of transferring ownership, but I've not been able to get it to work on my hosting platform. I think it's only for when you build Nextcloud as a server.


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