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Connecting Flow to Copy Files from a Shared File on OneDrive for Business

Hi Folks,

 

Our company has recently switched back from Dropbox to OneDrive for Business and I'm having trouble fixing a Flow that I had setup to copy files from a Dropbox Folder to a Sharepoint Folder everytime something is modified.

 

The Dropbox folder is now in OneDrive and has been shared with me BUT I cannot find this directory when I go to setup the Flow. Is there something I'm missing or is this not possbile?

 

Thanks,

F

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Re: Connecting Flow to Copy Files from a Shared File on OneDrive for Business

Hi @FrankZappa1984,

 

Could you please share screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

Could you please share more details about your issue and the error message when your flow run failed?

 

If you want to copy the folder with files from OneDrive for Business to Sharepoint Folder,I afraid there is no any way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

Copying a folder from OneDrive for Business to Sharepoint Folder is not supported in microsoft flow currently.

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

 

If you want to copy the file from OneDrive for Business to Sharepoint Folder when a file is modified in a folder in OneDrive for Business,you could refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

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Note:

You couldn't use the "Copy file" action to copy fild from OneDrive for Business to sharepoint,ypou could use the "Create file" action to acheive your needs.

 

Best regards,

Alice

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Connecting Flow to Copy Files from a Shared File on OneDrive for Business

There are no error messages and nothing to show in Flow because I cannot select the OneDrive for Business folder I want to copy on Sharepoint.

 

Sounds like this isn't possible as I'm not the folder owner, it's only been shared with me.

 

I'll have to ask the folder owner to setup a Flow from their account to sync to the Sharepoint site. I know this works as I've done that with some files in my OneDrive for business account.

 

Cheers,

Jacob

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Re: Connecting Flow to Copy Files from a Shared File on OneDrive for Business

Hi FrankZappa1984, just curious if you ever discovered a flow for copying from a "shared with me" folder? 

 

I am running into the exact situation, were we used to use Dropbox but now OneDrive, and I can not set up a Flow to copy the file from the shared folder to a different folder. 

 

Thanks for the help. 

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Re: Connecting Flow to Copy Files from a Shared File on OneDrive for Business

I just had the colleague whom had shared the file with me setup a flow. That got around all the hassle of needing keep that folder synced on my machine just to have a flow pick it up and move it around.

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