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Will the Copy Files template cause duplicates?

I am reading this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/guided-learning/build-flows#step-3

 

It is about setting up a flow that will allow you to upload your files to OneDrive and it will automatically be synced to cloud services too.

 

I have a few questions:

  1. What if I deleted the uploaded file? I might have uploaded wrong file. Then re-upload again.
  2. What if I rename the files?
  3. What if permanently delete the files?
  4. What if I move the files to different location?
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Re: Will the Copy Files template cause duplicates?

Hi @XP,

 

I suppose that you want to know if the Copy Files template takes effect when you deleted the uploaded file, rename the file, delete the file permanently and move the file to different location. Is it true?

 

For your first question, when you delete the uploaded file in OneDrive, the same file in Dropbox would not be deleted. If you re-upload another file into OneDrive, a new file would be created in Dropbox.

 

For your second question, if you rename the uploaded file in OneDrive, the same copied file in Dropbox would not be renamed and it remain original name.

 

For your third question, when you delete the uploaded file permanently, the copied file in Dropbox would not be deleted.

 

For your forth question, if you move uploaded files to differently, the copied file in Dropbox would not be moved, it stays in original location.

 

In actually, the flow would create a new file in Dropbox that is not associated with the uploaded file in OneDrive with the “Copy Files” template.

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Will the Copy Files template cause duplicates?

Hi @XP,

 

I suppose that you want to know if the Copy Files template takes effect when you deleted the uploaded file, rename the file, delete the file permanently and move the file to different location. Is it true?

 

For your first question, when you delete the uploaded file in OneDrive, the same file in Dropbox would not be deleted. If you re-upload another file into OneDrive, a new file would be created in Dropbox.

 

For your second question, if you rename the uploaded file in OneDrive, the same copied file in Dropbox would not be renamed and it remain original name.

 

For your third question, when you delete the uploaded file permanently, the copied file in Dropbox would not be deleted.

 

For your forth question, if you move uploaded files to differently, the copied file in Dropbox would not be moved, it stays in original location.

 

In actually, the flow would create a new file in Dropbox that is not associated with the uploaded file in OneDrive with the “Copy Files” template.

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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