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BillYoung-arm
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Copy files from network share to SharePoint

Hi! I've used the Template: Copy new files from your PC to SharePoint

...to successfully copy files from a "C:\Users\account\Downloads\Uploads" address (via my local Data Gateway) to a SharePoint folder
I'm trying to help someone do this via a network share but when I use "\\PCName\Share" or a mapped drive it fails: 

The connection (XXX) is not found

Can anyone advise if this is possible and provide some guidance?

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manuelstgomes
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HI @BillYoung-arm 

 

You need to use the File System connector.

https://emea.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/shared_filesystem/file-system/

 

Here's another solution from the forum with an example:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Connecting-To-Data/Problem-connecting-to-File-System-in-Flow/td-...

 

Hope this helps you

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Manuel

Thanks Manuel

That template uses the File System connector but the example given seems to relate to similar locally stored files, rather than file shares

Hi @BillYoung-arm 

 

It's the same concept I believe. Just enter the file share path and it should store it there.

 

Here's another thread that can help

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/How-to-Save-Attachments-from-outlook-to-l...

 

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Manuel

Thanks again

Still no luck, the notes:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/filesystem/

...say

Root folderstring

Root folder path (examples: \MACHINE\myShare or C:\myShare)

..but when I try this the only "Folder" available in the trigger is "FileSystem", so I must have something wrong

Can you advise?

Thanks

Did you ever find a solution? I have the same issue.

Thanks

Hi Michael
No. We ended up using Powershell for the task
Perhaps Power Automate for Desktop might work now but I haven't tried this
Sorry that I can't give a simple solution
Good luck!

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