How to find out who created a form


someone created a MS Form and embeded it on a sharepoint online page. The form is giving an error now but no one knows who created it and I can only find the URL to the form, nothing else.

How do I find the owner or take ownership so we can work on the form?

thank you


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@Jason_B1025 if they embedded it on a SharePoint page then you can look at the version history of that page to find out who it was. Go to Site Pages and click the 3 dots next to the page and select Version History.


Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

@RobElliott Thanks I was able to find out who created the form, it was a terminated employee.

I was able to reset the password and get into the account and see the form.


How do I move it to another user? When the termed employees account is deleted will the form be deleted too?



I was able to find this post about transferring ownership.


Because this users was disable, I had to re-enable and add back to AD groups. its been 24 hours but I still don't see any groups to move the form to :(


May have to open a MS ticket.... :(  

@RobElliott What is the way if it is stand alone form? Any way to check who owns the form?

@Vinaydeep Ayinapurapu sorry I don't know of any way to find out who owns a form.


Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

@Jason_B1025 I was able to get the ID of the user with a bit of a hack. Here are sample steps:

-Access the form using this designer direct URL<YourFormID>

-Inspect the network traces. You will find a request similar to this'v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR1ccNeVH0Y5Bias6PVDCNbZUOUg4TkZJUEswSVQ1ODhNNkpHVVlMMldPTi4u')?$select=id,... 

-The ID in bold is the AAD ID of the user
-Use Graph Explorer - Microsoft Graph to run this request to retrieve the username and email address of the owner<UserID>