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urjudo
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Power Automate showing error message when try to perform test

Hello,

I created a flow for move files from one folder to another folder (from folder "New" to folder "Pending"), when I tried to test, it take long and gave me this error message:

"Flow run time out because the starting action was not performed.  Please try again" Did I missing something?, Please help.  Attached are the screenshot of my flow.  Thank you.

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Gopala_Krishna
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@urjudo 

The flow will only trigger when a file is created in a folder, and it will copy the newly created file from one folder to another folder. 

 

When you clicked on test, I think you didn't create a file in the SharePoint folder due to which the flow went into time out state.

 

After clicking on test, try creating a new file and it will work as expected.

 

If you want to move your existing files from one SharePoint folder to another, you have to create a flow on your own with a schedule trigger which will run at specified time to move files.

 

If the the information shared helps you, please consider giving a thumbs up 👍 and mark solution as resolved.

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Gopala_Krishna
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@urjudo 

The flow will only trigger when a file is created in a folder, and it will copy the newly created file from one folder to another folder. 

 

When you clicked on test, I think you didn't create a file in the SharePoint folder due to which the flow went into time out state.

 

After clicking on test, try creating a new file and it will work as expected.

 

If you want to move your existing files from one SharePoint folder to another, you have to create a flow on your own with a schedule trigger which will run at specified time to move files.

 

If the the information shared helps you, please consider giving a thumbs up 👍 and mark solution as resolved.

@Gopala_Krishna ,

Thanks for the explanation.  now I got it.  I will try to use schedule trigger to re-create it and will let you know if it works or not.  Thank you. 

@Gopala_Krishna ,

Yes, it works now after I changed to a scheduled flow.  Thank you for your helped!

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