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overhead_press2
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Prevent files from duplicating when automatically moving them into folders

The idea is that I am going to drop a bunch of files into the SharePoint folder, in this case I dropped two 

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Then the flow will automatically generate a bunch of folders based on the beginning of the file names and place them into the corresponding folders.

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Below are the two folders that are created from dropping the two files. The issue I am experiencing is that all the files are being duplicated in each of the folders when there should only be one file in each of the folders that has the matching name:

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What is wrong with my flow below and how can I change it so that only the correct file shows in each of the folders? (Ex. file "J0000-1002_.......PDF" only shows in folder "J0000-1002". Thanks in advance! 

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 Let me know if you need clarification on the flow, thanks! 

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CFernandes
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Hey @overhead_press2 

 

Your screenshots are too small and low resolution, but If I understand correctly you have an apply to each loop - and the create action is inside the loop. Can you try using the Create action outside the "apply to each loop.

 

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