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Confused: gateway or machine group?

New to Power Automate.  Want to simply copy a file from the C: drive into SharePoint when it is created or edited.  The template for this flow requires a gateway connection, but the KB article says desktop gateway will be deprecated soon and to use Machine/Machine Groups.  I've installed and configured this server to be a machine and in a machine group and it's all registered in the Environment.  I've no idea what to do from there.  I can't seem to make a cloud flow see the local file system, and I can't seem to make a desktop flow see SharePoint.  Halp?

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Hi @MCEdwards ,


It looks like you are using file system trigger in automatic flow.

I took a quick look at the documentation and it showed that the machine group is used for powerautomate desktop. So If you don't use powerautomate desktop , don't worry about it. You could try the gateway.


Best Regards,


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