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DavidGM
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How to Create a New Dropbox Folder

I'm trying to create a flow with a step that creates a new Dropbox folder based on a certain trigger (a row added to a Smartsheet sheet). Each time the trigger happens, the folder name should be auto-generated and sequentially based—for example, folder-1, folder-2, folder-3, and so on.

 

Unfortunately, creating a folder is not one of the available Action options under Dropbox operations.

 

Has anyone created a flow step that creates a new folder in Dropbox? Or have any thoughts on how this can be accomplished? Perhaps by using a connector?

 

TIA.

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Thank you for your input and the links. I actually figured out a workaround.

 

You can set a trigger to create a new file in Dropbox. You can also specify the creation of a new folder to house that new file. Thus, if you can live with a superfluous "dummy" file within the folder, then you can have your folder.

 

I'm also looking at another workaround. This one involves copying over a file from another platform (e.g., SharePoint) into Dropbox, this action also triggering the creation of a new folder to house the imported file.

 

Kinda odd that there's no way to create just a folder on its own, but these workarounds suffice well enough.

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Rhiassuring
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Hi there, 


I don't think this is possible right now... I found this idea posted:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/create-new-folder-in-dropbox-action/idi-p/7...

 

I can't seem to find anything about other ways to create folders.. only the API from dropbox :S

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-create_folder_v2

 

R

Thank you for your input and the links. I actually figured out a workaround.

 

You can set a trigger to create a new file in Dropbox. You can also specify the creation of a new folder to house that new file. Thus, if you can live with a superfluous "dummy" file within the folder, then you can have your folder.

 

I'm also looking at another workaround. This one involves copying over a file from another platform (e.g., SharePoint) into Dropbox, this action also triggering the creation of a new folder to house the imported file.

 

Kinda odd that there's no way to create just a folder on its own, but these workarounds suffice well enough.

Rhiassuring
Super User
Super User

Ahhhhhhh! I was wondering if that would work but I don't have a dropbox account to test with.

Mark yourself as the solution! Good find.

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