KNOWLEDGE BASE

Error “Can’t change owner of content in Personal Space” Attempting to Change Content Owner


Published: 16 Sep 2022
Last Modified Date: 16 Sep 2022

Issue

When attempting to change the owner of a content item that resides in a user's personal space, the following error occurs:

Can’t change owner of content in Personal Space

Environment

  • Tableau Cloud
  • Tableau Server

Resolution

As a workaround, use the following steps as a Site Administrator:

1. Move the workbook from the user's Personal Space to a different project. For steps on moving content, see Move a content resource to another project.
2. Once the content has been moved out of the user's Personal Space into a new project, change the content owner. For steps on changing ownership, see Manage Content Ownership.

Cause

By design as content that resides in a user's personal space cannot have the owner changed.
Did this article resolve the issue?