Transfer owned folders

put
https://api.box.com/2.0
/users/:user_id/folders/0/

Move all of the items (files, folders and workflows) owned by a user into another user's account

Only the root folder (0) can be transferred.

Folders can only be moved across users by users with administrative permissions.

This call will be performed synchronously which might lead to a slow response when the source user has a large number of items in all of its folders.

If the destination path has a metadata cascade policy attached to any of the parent folders, a metadata cascade operation will be kicked off asynchronously.

There is currently no way to check for when this operation is finished.

The destination folder's name will be in the format {User}'s Files and Folders, where {User} is the display name of the user.

To make this API call your application will need to have the "Read and write all files and folders stored in Box" scope enabled.

Please make sure the destination user has access to Relay or Relay Lite, and has access to the files and folders involved in the workflows being transferred.

Admins will receive an email when the operation is completed.

Request

Bearer [ACCESS_TOKEN]
application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
12345

The ID of the user.

Query Parameters

string arrayin queryoptional
id,type,name

A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response.

Be aware that specifying this parameter will have the effect that none of the standard fields are returned in the response unless explicitly specified, instead only fields for the mini representation are returned, additional to the fields requested.

booleanin queryoptional
true

Determines if users should receive email notification for the action performed.

Request Body

objectin body

The user who the folder will be transferred to

stringin bodyrequired
1232234

The ID of the user who the folder will be transferred to

Response

application/jsonFolder (Standard)

Returns the information for the newly created destination folder.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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Request Example

.NET
var sourceUserId = "33333";
var destinationUserId = "44444";
BoxFolder movedFolder = await client.MoveUserFolderAsync(sourceUserId, destinationUserId);
Java
String sourceUserID = "11111";
String destinationUserID = "22222";
BoxUser sourceUser = new BoxUser(api, sourceUserID);
BoxFolder.Info transferredFolderInfo = sourceUser.transferContent(destinationUserID);
Python
source_user_id = '33333'
destination_user_id = '44444'

user = client.user(source_user_id)
destination_user = client.user(destination_user_id)

folder = user.transfer_content(destination_user)
print('Created new folder "{0}" in the account of user {1}'.format(folder.name, destination_user.id))
Node
var sourceUserID = '33333';
var destinationUserID = '44444';
client.enterprise.transferUserContent(sourceUserID, destinationUserID)
	.then(movedFolder => {
		/* movedFolder -> {
			type: 'folder',
			id: '123456789',
			sequence_id: '1',
			etag: '1',
			name: 'Other User's Files and Folders',
			created_at: '2018-04-23T11:00:07-07:00',
			modified_at: '2018-04-23T11:00:07-07:00',
			description: 'This folder contains files previously owned by Other User, and were transferred to you by your enterprise administrator. If you have any questions, please contact Enterprise Admin (admin@example.com).',
			size: 0,
			path_collection: 
			{ total_count: 1,
				entries: 
				[ { type: 'folder',
					id: '0',
					sequence_id: null,
					etag: null,
					name: 'All Files' } ] },
			created_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '99999',
				name: 'Enterprise Admin',
				login: 'admin@example.com' },
			modified_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '99999',
				name: 'Enterprise Admin',
				login: 'admin@example.com' },
			trashed_at: null,
			purged_at: null,
			content_created_at: '2018-04-23T11:00:07-07:00',
			content_modified_at: '2018-04-23T11:00:07-07:00',
			owned_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			shared_link: null,
			folder_upload_email: null,
			parent: 
			{ type: 'folder',
				id: '0',
				sequence_id: null,
				etag: null,
				name: 'All Files' },
			item_status: 'active' }
		*/
	});

Response Example

{
  "id": 12345,
  "type": "folder",
  "content_created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "content_modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "created_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "description": "Legal contracts for the new ACME deal",
  "etag": 1,
  "expires_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "folder_upload_email": {
    "access": "open",
    "email": "upload.Contracts.asd7asd@u.box.com"
  },
  "item_collection": {
    "entries": [
      {
        "id": 12345,
        "etag": 1,
        "type": "file",
        "sequence_id": 3,
        "name": "Contract.pdf",
        "sha1": "85136C79CBF9FE36BB9D05D0639C70C265C18D37",
        "file_version": {
          "id": 12345,
          "type": "file_version",
          "sha1": "134b65991ed521fcfe4724b7d814ab8ded5185dc"
        }
      }
    ],
    "limit": 1000,
    "offset": 2000,
    "order": [
      {
        "by": "type",
        "direction": "ASC"
      }
    ],
    "total_count": 5000
  },
  "item_status": "active",
  "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "modified_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "name": "Contracts",
  "owned_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "parent": {
    "id": 12345,
    "type": "folder",
    "etag": 1,
    "name": "Contracts",
    "sequence_id": 3
  },
  "path_collection": {
    "entries": [
      {
        "id": 12345,
        "etag": 1,
        "type": "folder",
        "sequence_id": 3,
        "name": "Contracts"
      }
    ],
    "total_count": 1
  },
  "purged_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "sequence_id": 3,
  "shared_link": {
    "access": "open",
    "download_count": 3,
    "download_url": "https://www.box.com/shared/static/rh935iit6ewrmw0unyul.jpeg",
    "effective_access": "company",
    "effective_permission": "can_download",
    "is_password_enabled": true,
    "permissions": {
      "can_download": true,
      "can_preview": true
    },
    "preview_count": 3,
    "unshared_at": "2018-04-13T13:53:23-07:00",
    "url": "https://www.box.com/s/vspke7y05sb214wjokpk",
    "vanity_name": "my_url",
    "vanity_url": "https://acme.app.box.com/v/my_url/"
  },
  "size": 629644,
  "trashed_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00"
}