To access MS forms - Owner left the organization

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Hi Team,


An user created a form and now he has left the organization before moving the form to group or sharing the results.


We would like to access the results for the forms. Please reply back to me so I can share the form details through personal message. 



Arun Kumar D.

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Hi team,

Any suggestions on above. Please let us know if it is possible to get access for the forms for which the owner has left the organization.


Assuming this user still exists and has a licence and has this as a personal form, Have your global admin reset the users password, go in and move the form into the group or export the results the excel.

Hope this answers your question.

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard what should be done if are not sure who created the form and the person created it left long back and his details are already deleted



You may request your IT department to send a ticket to the Microsoft Forms product team. They can help identify the original owner (owner ID) of the form. Please note that if the form owner's account has been removed or deleted a long time ago, it may not be possible to regain access to the content. This is because the data is typically retained for a maximum of 30 days after the account has been deleted.