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Filesystem Connector Action 'List_files_in_folder' failed



I have an on-premise gateway that is in use for multiple connections to on-premise SQL databases.


I am now trying to use flow to connect to a file share \\COMPUTERNAME\FOLDER\SUBFOLDER on in Windows 2012 r2 server.  The computer is joined to the domain, and the folder is accessible using my credentials from my local laptop.  


I have created a connector to access the folder:


Display Name: MATest


AuthenticationType: Windows

Username: MYDOMAIN\UserName (validated against my Account Info on my laptop)

Password:  Mydomain password

Choose a gateway:   My working gateway name


I have created a flow with a single task of List All Files In Folder.


When I run the task I get the error:


The requested action could not be completed. Check your request parameters to make sure the path '\\COMPUTERNAME\FOLDER\SUBFOLDER' exists on your file system.
clientRequestId: 06559987-e8a3-42ae-9aef-7a6791477def



Any thoughts?


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Community Support

Hi @matthewarnott ,


I did a test on my side, as long as the connection status is connected, the action works fine.


  • First please check the connection configuration is correct, and ensure that the connection status is Connected.
  • Then when configuring Folder field, you need to select the specified folder through File Browse.


  • In addition, you may need to set the properties of the corresponding folder to Shared. When configuring the connection, it is recommended to copyNetwork Path here to configureRoot folder.


You could consider reconfiguring the connection and creating a similar Flow.

Please try again and feel free let me know if issue still exists.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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