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Advocate V
Advocate V

SFTP throwing 'A reference was made to a file or folder which does not exist.'

Hi I have a problem with my SFTP connection.

I'm triggering a Flow 'When a file is added or modified' and then I want to 'Get metadata using path' uding the dynamic content from the trigger. The Flow keeps failing because 'A reference was made to a file or folder which does not exist.'. 

This is my Flow:

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And that's what I get when it runs:

2019-05-15 08_23_49-Run History _ Microsoft Flow.png

I checked and both the trigger and action are using the same connection.

What can cause the issue?

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @olgaoszcz ,

You can add a Compose action below the trigger to check the 'File path' value.

The dynamic content value of 'File path' is like: folder name/file name.

When you Select a file through File Browse, the 'File Path' is like: /folder name/file name

So you need add '/ ' before the dynamic content value of 'File path'.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.


When I analyze the failure run I can see that the path provided has the '/' which means this is not a problem. 

2019-05-27 09_53_56-Run History _ Microsoft Flow.png

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