Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

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Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

Folder or file properties shows the "owner"; is there any way to see the "creator"?

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Re: Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

Hi @SaulAckovitz

 

Welcome to the Box Community and thanks for your first post in the forum!

 

At present, you can only see owners and collaborators in a file/folder. If you need to know who created the content, admins of your Box can help you generate a report of who created a file/folder, see Running Reports for details.

 

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Re: Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

In this case, I am the administrator. Is there a way to narrow the User Activity report to answer the question, "Who created this specific [folder or file]?" I do not see a filter or combination of filters that suggest this result.
Thank you for your assistance!
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Re: Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

Hi @SaulAckovitz

 

You can run a User Activity report to determine who created a folder.  You can follow these steps:

  • Go to admin console
  • Reports
  • User activity
  • Set the time frame
  • Click File management
  • Select "Upload"
  • Run and Export if needed

Hope that helps!

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Re: Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

Clumsy, especially when the filter functionality returns an error message, but that works. Thank you! 

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Re: Is there a way to see who created a folder or file?

We will see how to move the files created on the same day into the same folder. This is done using a script given here KrogerFeedback.