Allow Owner of Folder

Hi,

Folders and Projects are similar in Wrike and I think you guys have designed this functionality smartly with the many similarities, and few differences.

One difference I'd like to suggest changing is ownership.  I'd like to suggest that Folders can have owners like Projects do.  We use Folders for many things that would typically be assigned to team members:  Client accounts, Features in our Software Platform (Product Owner), and others.

Thanks for considering this!

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Hugh

Hey Al Sape,
 
Thank you for this suggestion! One possible workaround could be @mentioning the team member you'd like to "assign" the folder to in the Folder view. This way, they'll be able to quickly access the folder from the Inbox, and other team members will be able to see who to get in contact with in relation to any of the tasks in that folder.
 
Let me know if this helps! If you have any other questions, be sure to let me know.
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Workaround mentioned above is not helpful. Is there any update on this function?

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Hi Nicole DiTrani, welcome to the Community 👋

Could you please elaborate on why the workaround that Hugh shared above isn't helpful in your case?

I don't have an update at the moment and the suggestion here is yet to receive a Product status once it reaches 60 upvotes. At the same time, it would be very interesting to learn more about why you would find it useful to have owners for folders, and how you apply ownership currently. Your feedback will be passed on to the Product team 😊

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If you could assign an owner to a folder, you could report on who owns what folders. As we separate our clients into separate folders, this function would allow us to draw up a report on who owns what accounts.

@mentioning someone in a comment does not assign them to the folder. @mentions go to the inbox which eventually gets filled with more @mentions and assignments. Mentioning someone in a comment is not sufficient for what we are trying to do, nor is it efficient or sustainable.

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Thank you for getting back to me and sharing more detail, Nicole DiTrani!

What I would like to suggest is creating a report that will show all project owners within a particular folder. If you have folders for different clients with projects in them, you can create a report like this that is based on projects in client folders, and add a grouping by owner. The report will show all projects in a folder, grouped by their owners:

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