Identifying the owner of a file/folder in Box

This document provides instructions on finding the owner of a file or folder on Box.

Identifying File Ownership

  1. Log in to Northwestern Box at https://northwestern.box.com/
  2. Locate and select the desired file in the document viewer.
  3. The Details sidebar should expand on the right side of the window, listing metadata and metrics of the document. 

    The Box folder preview is shown with a sidebar on the right including file metadata and ownership

  4. Alternatively, hover the file and click on the three dots.
  5. Select Properties > File Information.

    Two overlaid option menus are shown depicting how to obtain the detail overlay, providing the metadata and file ownership.

    The information shown above should appear in a focused overlay window.

Identifying Folder Ownership

  1. Log in to Northwestern Box at https://northwestern.box.com/
  2. Locate and select the desired folder in the document viewer.
  3. A sidebar should appear on the right. Under Sharing, it may list the owner, editor(s), and any collaborators that have been provided access to the folder.
  4. Alternatively, you may click on Details to view the folder owner and some metadata. 

    The Box folder preview window is shown with a sidebar on the right, under which the header Details depicts the folder owner.




Keywords:northwestern box, ownership, file, folder, finding, identifying   Doc ID:75416
Owner:IT Support Center .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-08-10 13:50 CDTUpdated:2021-07-22 16:30 CDT
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