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Sync libraries "When an item or file is modified" - search and replace in subfolders

Hi All,

I am trying to build a flow (as you can probably guess):

- Library 1: Master files, in subfolders, modified every once in a while.

- Library 2: Same files, but different folder structure with subfolders and sometimes multiple duplications of the files.

Library 1: When a file is updated, I want it to search through Library 2 and all subfolders and replace the file and all dublications of it with the new version.


I of course started with the easy one, it copies all updates to the destination folder. But I want it to search through the subfolders of the destination folder and replace it there. Is that at all possible? Any ideas would be very much appreciated 🙂


Thank you!


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Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Annnika,


You could following these steps to approach that:


Screenshot 2020-12-31 175314.jpg


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Thank you for the response!

I have set it up accordingly, but struggle a bit with the "copy file". So in the first steps it takes all information from library 1, but in "copy file" there is no mention of library 2 as destination folder to search through. What am I missing here?


Best regards


Super User
Super User

Hi @Annnika 

Please refer to the below link

Power Automate – How to auto copy or move files in SharePoint Library | Knowledge Share (spknowledge...


Hope it helps, please like it or mark it as a solution if it resolves your clarification or issue
-Sudharsan K...

Hello Sudharsan,


thank you! Unfortunately not, the copying works perfectly, but the challenge is that it should not simply copy the file to a certain main destination folder in library 2, but search through library 2 and all it's subfolders to find and replace the file wherever it can be found.


Best regards


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