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lk777
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Sharepoint copy files flow error messages

I am encountering some strange problem with the simple copy file (with folder strucrure) flow with different types of sources and destinations, like same site-same Document Library-different folders, same site-different Document Libraries or different sites-DL to DL.

They all produce similar error messages like this:

 

Error.jpg

Error-2.jpg

 

Why %252f ?

 

My flow:

 

Flow.jpg

It is interesting that this flow successfully copies all folders and files to the destination but for some reasons throws the above mentioned error message.

Am I missing something in my simple flow design or this is a bug?

 

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Hi @v-bacao-msft ,

 

All my multiple tests prove that the whole directory structure has been recreated even when there weren't any files in the root directory of the tree - only subdirectories with files in them, and even empty subdirectories were copied.

 

If you look at my error message, it shows that the error was caused by not finding a file (which is actually a directory) in the destination not in the source.

It works but probably it wasn't designed for that.

I believe that the 'copy file' can recreate a directory structure if it doesn't exist in the destination.

Whatever it is, I am done with this flow and  successfuly using 'Copy folder' which is a 2-step flow (schedule - 'Copy folder')

 

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RezaDorrani
Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @lk777 

 

in the copy file action

 

replace Id dynamic content with Path - dynamic content

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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Hi @RezaDorrani ,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Unfortunately, it throws the same error:

"...

{
"message": "The file /sites/Networking/WiFiEquipment/Cisco/RouterArchive/RV340 does not exist.\r\nclientRequestId: 4b5123c9-80f2-4ebc-90c4-8edfb4a04a0d\r\nserviceRequestId: d1ea049f-30e8-9000-4afe-488da1d25349",
"status": 404,
"errors": [
"-2130575338",
"Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException"
]
}
 
It looks like 'id' is a 'Path' with encoded '/'(encoded with %252f).
 
Just can't figure out why it checks the destination for the presence of the folder that was copied from the source?
 
Does it verify a copy process and when it encounters a folder in the destination, it throws an error because it expects it to be a file and not a folder?
 
'Copy file' recreates the whole directory structure but fails to accept folders in the destination?
 
No clue.
 
I will switch to 'Copy folder', because I do not see any difference between outputs of the listed here flow and simple 'Copy folder'.
At least it doesn't throw any errors.
 
 
 
 
v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @lk777 ,

 

Please try to use the Is folder to exclude the folder.

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @v-bacao-msft ,

 

Thank you for the proposed solution, but this is not what I need.

 

That isFolder condition copies only files in the root directory but filters out all subfolders with files in them.

I need to copy the whole directory structure with all files.

 

'Copy folder' does what I was trying to accomplish with the listed in my initial post flow and it works with no issues so far.

I am new to the Flow so have just missed 'Copy folder' initially.

 

Although, that flow was accepted by the Flow checker so I assume it was supposed to work and it does but with errors in the History.

 

 

Hi @lk777 ,

 

From my test, the error here is because the current item type is folder, so Copy file action cannot be executed successfully.

I am afraid that it is unable to copy the whole directory structure with all files by copy file action.

In addition, Flow checker can only detect some common errors, but the configuration of some parameters in Flow cannot be verified by it.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @v-bacao-msft ,

 

All my multiple tests prove that the whole directory structure has been recreated even when there weren't any files in the root directory of the tree - only subdirectories with files in them, and even empty subdirectories were copied.

 

If you look at my error message, it shows that the error was caused by not finding a file (which is actually a directory) in the destination not in the source.

It works but probably it wasn't designed for that.

I believe that the 'copy file' can recreate a directory structure if it doesn't exist in the destination.

Whatever it is, I am done with this flow and  successfuly using 'Copy folder' which is a 2-step flow (schedule - 'Copy folder')

 

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