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Get Files (Properties only) does not return files - only folders

I have seen a similar problem under https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Sharepoint-Get-files-properties-only-connector-wi... but this did not solve my issue.

 

When running the Get Files (Properties Only) task, it will return folder data absolutely fine, but no file data.

 

I have checked the json output, and there are no instances of "{IsFolder}" = False. I have also checked that the Get File Content task works correctly - it does return the file contents.

 

Clearly I am able to view / read the files, so why is Get Files (Properties Only) not listing them?

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ovanekem
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I had the same issue. I figured out that the culprit was in fact the advanced property called "Top count". According to documentation it retrieves everything if no value but I found out that my results were always limited to 100. Maybe this is because I was using this in test (?). Anyway I've put a much larger value (5000 f.i.) and then I got files back. It appears that the 100 first results were just all folders in my case.

I think the document could certainly be improved...

HTH

Olivier

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ScottShearer
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@Anonymous 

Please post a screen shot of your Flow as that will make it much easier to assist.

 

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@ScottShearer

It's super simple - literally just Get files (properties only) right now

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ScottShearer
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@Anonymous 

Inside of the for each loop, I have no issue accessing file properties via Dynamic properties.

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@ScottShearer

The issue is with the output from the get files task - I can access the properties as well, but the JSON output from the task only contains folders (items where IsFolder = true), despite there being many files in the folders.

I've also tested this with a different library and a team members account and have the same issue.
ScottShearer
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If I understand you correctly, you say that you are receiving folder properties but not file props.  I don't have that issue.

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@ScottShearer the properties are fine, it's as if the task simply isn't seeing any files and is only seeing folders.

If I try get content for a single file using the get file contents task, it works fine, so I'm struggling to see why the get files task won't work.
ScottShearer
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Hard to understand why that would be happening unless it is a permissions issue.  Does the connection that you are using for the Get files (properties only) action have permission to see the files?

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@ScottShearer 

 

I've had my account on sharepoint elevated to the "full control" level. The flow is using my account as the connection authenticator, yet I still can't see files.

 

This is a Sharepoint backend to an MS teams team and the files have been added via teams.

 

I've also just noticed that if I try and use the "When a file is created in a folder" trigger for Sharepoint, this doesn't fire either. It's as though flow cannot see these files for some reason.

ovanekem
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I had the same issue. I figured out that the culprit was in fact the advanced property called "Top count". According to documentation it retrieves everything if no value but I found out that my results were always limited to 100. Maybe this is because I was using this in test (?). Anyway I've put a much larger value (5000 f.i.) and then I got files back. It appears that the 100 first results were just all folders in my case.

I think the document could certainly be improved...

HTH

Olivier

maheshdadhich
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I also have the same Issue. My requirement is to delete the files from Office 365 Sharepoint library  which are older than 3 days. I am able to delete files from one folder through MS flow but If I use the same MS Flow for another library It does not work. It does not list the file in Get File(Property Only) activity. I checked the response of the activity and there is no file listed there. However there is no error in flow and It get success without any error. Also , Permission level is also same for the both the folder and It has edit permission for both the library

PowerP
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@maheshdadhich I have the same issue as you did. Any possible solution can solve the problem now?

LWest1
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Same issue... Sharepoint site was too full. I started a new sharepoint site and get files (properties only) and get file contents worked as expected.

Amit_Sharma
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Hi,

Please Select include nested items Field No of Get files (properties only) Action. After this I guess you are good to go. Because If You Have Too Many Files in Your Document Library So include nested items not working here.

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THIS SOLVED THE ISSUE! Never knew about the default limit of 100 files. This issue was melting my brain. Thank you so much!!

 

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