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Office365.move - folderPath - syntax for subfolders

What is the proper syntax for a subfolder within the folderPath parameter in the Move email operation?


For example, my Outlook 365 User Account includes a folder named "HMS Sophie", which includes a series of subfolders  named "Jack", "Stephen", "Killick", "Bonden", etc...  I obtained the Message ID of a received message via a Flow connector and added a button to a PowerApps gallery with the following OnSelect properties to move an email from my Inbox to the indicated folders:


a) Office365.Move([Messsage ID], "HMS Sophie") - this one works (sometimes, but that will be for another post)

b) Office365.Move([Message ID], "HMS Sophie / Jack") - returns a 404 error "Specified folder does not exist"

c ) Office365.Move([Message ID], "HMS Sophie/Jack") - returns a 404 error "Specified folder does not exist"

d ) Office365.Move([Message ID], "HMS Sophie\Jack") - returns a 404 error "Specified folder does not exist"

e ) Office365.Move([Message ID], "Office 365 Outlook/HMS Sophie/Jack") - returns a 404 error "Specified folder does not exist"

f) Office365.Move([Message ID], "'HMS Sophie' / 'Jack'") - returns a 404 error "Specified folder does not exist"


Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!








Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Office365.move - folderPath - syntax for subfolders

Hi @TClark,

Do you want to move your Outlook email from one folder to another folder within your app?

I have made a test, the issue is confirmed on my side.

As an alternative solution, you could consider take a try with the "Move email" action of Outlook connector in Microsoft Flow to achieve your needs. The screenshot as below:13.JPG


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Office365.move - folderPath - syntax for subfolders


Hi Kris,


Thank you for the response.  I noticed that Flow was handling subfolders and thought the PowerApps function would have the same functionality.  I understand the alternative solution you propose, and apart from the general concerns about latency and keeping the number of Flow runs down to save costs, your alternative raises another potential issue:


Does moving an email to another folder change the Message ID value of the email?


To answer your initial question – yes, I want to move an Outlook email from one folder to another.  At a very high level, my intent is to build a PowerApp to keep incoming emails organized in folders based on a workflow.  The incoming emails must be reviewed, assigned, processed and then saved as originally received.  This was previously performed manually via drag and drop by multiple users with rights to the email account.  This approach eventually led to misfiled emails with little accountability for the users.


The proposed solution uses Flow to provide a Message ID of an incoming email when it arrives in a folder, and that Message ID is then stored in a SharePoint list via Flow Create Item.  My intent is to have each user review the emails via PowerApps, and then use the PowerApps Office365.Move([Message ID], folderPath) function to move an email from a first folder to a second folder to a third folder, etc... as the message proceeds through the workflow.  The issue is (I think) that whenever you move an email via Flow or PowerApps, the Message ID changes which breaks the reference between my SharePoint list item and the corresponding email.  My original concept was to have a single list with all active email and track the folders via a field in that list.  I can come up with another design which includes multiple lists (where each list corresponds to the contents of an email folder), and then use Flow to create list items based on a Flow “When a new email arrives” trigger on the respective folders.  I can then delete the old list item via PowerApps Remove().  But, I have to admit, the thought of all that creating/deleting and corresponding Flow triggers is a bit unnerving.  Is there any way to track an email independent of its current folder location (i.e., a Message ID field)?

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