I just started using power automate a couple weeks ago so I'm definitely a rookie at this. Anyways, so far my flow looks like the photo attached below. This allows any creation/modification that takes place in Folder A to occur in Folder B, except when you delete the file in Folder A. I would like to add on to my flow to include if a file is deleted in Folder A then the connected file is deleted in Folder B. Any suggestions how I could make the deleting part of this work? Or you can tell me I'm crazy for thinking this is possible! Thanks!
Take a look at the SharePoint When a file is deleted trigger. I suspect it will meet your needs.
Let me know if you need an example.
There should be 2 flows, created and modified in one and deleted should be an other flow. There is a separate trigger called 'When a file is deleted'.
Once the file is deleted the above trigger is fired, try to use the action 'Get Files(properties only)' based on the filename from 'Folder A', once received the properties, use the 'File ID' to delete the same file in 'Folder B' by using the action 'Delete File' action.
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I realize the thread is a year old but did anyone find a solution? Like the OP, I need a flow to automatically delete from Folder B when manually deleted from Folder A. Created or modified flow is working perfectly but I can't figure out the delete. I've tried other suggestions such as get file metadata and http request to access the Recycle Bin but nothing has worked. Thank you!
The solutions provided above should work. Use the When a file is deleted trigger.
Thanks for the prompt reply. Here's two of the flows I've tried that are failing:
Using Delete and get metadata from the recycle bin:
It fails getting the metadata:
And if I try it with get properties:
It fails to find the file:
SOVLED! I was adding more complexity than necessary. All I need is 'When a file is deleted" and "Delete file". No need to look for metadata or file properties. The Flow is working now. Here's a screenshot:
Note in "Delete File", you need to change any "/" in the file identifier path to "%2F" (without the quotes) as the Flow needs JSON format.
Thanks for the help!
Hi, I currently tried to implement that deletion trigger as well. But I get an error message that only Site Collection Admins could use this trigger. Problem is that I am Site Collection Admin. But the message is still occuring. Did somebody face this issue as well?
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