I have the same question. Can ownership of a library be transfer to another users? We're moving our current CC account to a different one. This will probably delete the library on the old account unless we can find a way to move it over.
Thank you for the message. I know you can share and collaborate library but what would happen if the account was deleted where the library was create?
If you Collaborate and the owner delete the Library then it will gone. If you make a copy of the Library using the combination of Send Link and Save To Creative Cloud then you have your own independent copy.
So you could use this to move the Library over to the new owner and then have the new owner do a Collaborate.
Wow Thanks Ken! You been a great help!
To me this seems to be the same as make a copy and ask people to collaborate...
I agree. I need to become owner of some folders of a colleague that's leaving the company. The folder is shared among 29(!) users.
Is there a way to transfer his ownership to me?
I think the big question is; How does copying a library affect linked assets? If you have hundreds of assets in library and they are linked in many documents... Then you share, copy and then disconnect the original library. Is there an easy way to re-link all of the assets to the new library?
How would you handle the files that are linked to the original location?
What happens to all the linked files? Would you have to relink them?
Same observation. I think this is in fact the most central issue here.
I should had this reply as it is very similar to my reply.
@Ken G. Rice
You got some unanswered questions here. Can you please advise?
This summer we will be releasing a feature that will allow you to export an existing Library and import it under your user ID or any other user ID. This will allow you to export Libraries that you don't own and import them under your user ID, By using Import/Export of Libraries all element links will be preserved.
In the future we hope to introduce the concept of Owners, but in the meantime this new feature should solve the need of changing Library ownership.
That doesn't really solve the fundamental need though.
You can quickly add levels of editing, so from a user perspective, it seems like it should be easy to co-own and/or change ownership.
This becomes particularly aggravating when it's a larger team and adding all of them back into a library they were already a part of.
This seems like its making a simple concept into something complex and not very functional for the end-user.
That's what we get when they people coding it probably don't really use the software in the design field. Designers and Coders work and think differently, so who are they making this for? Not the designers.
Is there a date on when this expected functionality is going to be released. We have many students that are going to have to migrate their CC assets and libraries to a new ID and I need to provide instructions or a link in our support portal.
You should expect this new feature in mid June.
It is now the end of June... when do you expect this feature to be released?
It's taking a bit longer than what we expected because we had an issue with our latest release, but we have been working on fixing it. Hopefully you will see this new feature in the context menu of the Libraries panel early next week.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
The real issue here is what happens to the many many links that exists in many documents when you share and copy a CCLibrary owned by USER1 to USER2's account in order to transfer ownership. Even if USER2 copies over the latest and greatest version of USER1's CCLibrary, all of the links in the documents will go missing and have to be relinked if USER1's account is terminated.
In my case, this would be at least 2000 links that will go missing in this transfer of ownership because the assets in my files link to USER1's CCLibrary not USER2's.
We have released a new update of Adobe Bridge (CC 2018) on 16 July 2018. The new version build number is 126.96.36.1993. This version is available to install via Adobe Creative Cloud application.
This Bridge update contains support for CC Libraries. Please check the "Libraries" workspace after installing new version of Bridge CC.
You may need to update the Creative Cloud application and restart your computer to see the updated installer.
This seems to have the same functions, I cannot see anything to transfer ownership, only collaborate?
FILE OWNERSHIP CHANGE FEATURE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN PLACE YEARS AGO-- are you guys kidding us? When has an employee with a company ever stayed more than 3-5 years in this day and age?
Updated bridge to the latest version 188.8.131.523, as well as all other adobe apps.
Can't find anything in the libraries panel which looks like a way to change owner of a existing library.
Can you provide more information about this?
Hi, was this in Illustrator? What version? I don't see that option on mine.
The option should show in the flyout menu of the libraries panel over the 'Collaborate...' option. If you don't see it, please verify that you are using an updated version of the software. This feature in the latest 2018 versions of illustrator, let us know if you are using a recent version and you still don't see that as an option.
Any similar solution for LR mobile library ?