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Create Duplicates of Existing Dropbox Folders


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We have some Dropbox folders and subfolders that we essentially use as a template, and then we duplicate them every time we enter into a Due Diligence phase with a new property, renaming them after the property. It doesn’t appear that there is a Dropbox action that would allow me to automate this process but maybe someone knows of a creative way. The alternative is to have a zap that has 40-something steps… each one creating one of the folders/subfolders we need. I was hoping that the trigger to the folder creation could be a new Monday.com board being created.

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Best answer by MarinaH 26 May 2021, 22:11

Hey @marrsgirl!

Were you able to find a solution for your workflow using Webhooks by Zapier and the Dropbox API? 

We do have an open feature request for the Dropbox integration for a Copy Template Folder Action right in your Zap - if that sounds like what you are looking for, I can add your vote to that request. No ETA on when that could become available though 😟 

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Hi @marrsgirl 

There is a more technical way to achieve what you want by leveraging the Dropbox API: https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-copy

Description

Copy a file or folder to a different location in the user's Dropbox.
If the source path is a folder all its contents will be copied.

This would require the use of a Webhooks step in a Zap: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/integrations

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Hey @marrsgirl!

Were you able to find a solution for your workflow using Webhooks by Zapier and the Dropbox API? 

We do have an open feature request for the Dropbox integration for a Copy Template Folder Action right in your Zap - if that sounds like what you are looking for, I can add your vote to that request. No ETA on when that could become available though 😟 

Hey @marrsgirl!

Were you able to find a solution for your workflow using Webhooks by Zapier and the Dropbox API? 

We do have an open feature request for the Dropbox integration for a Copy Template Folder Action right in your Zap - if that sounds like what you are looking for, I can add your vote to that request. No ETA on when that could become available though 😟 

please add my vote for this option as well

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Hey @therese!

Thanks for the note, I’ve added your vote to the request - we will email you if/when the Copy Template Folder action becomes available for the Dropbox integration 👍

Please put me on the notify list for this feature as well!

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Hey @mdk, hope you’re well!

I’ve just added your vote to the request and we’ll be sure to email you if we add this functionality to the Dropbox integration. :)

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Hi Zapier staff, please add me to the alert as well.  would love to have this feature

Please add my vote to this as well.  Been wanting this feature for a long time!!!!

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Hi @glenmit and @RLMA!

I've gone ahead and added your votes for that feature. We'll let you know via email when that's been implemented.

Please add my vote too - I am dying for such a function! :D

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Hey @Ivan de Wolf

I’ve just added your vote for that feature as well. We’ll email you as soon as it becomes possible to copy template folders with the Dropbox integration! :)

Hi SamB, please add my vote for this feature and add me to the notify list. Thanks!

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Sure thing, @AJT

Happy to confirm I’ve added your vote as well. We will be in touch with you by email once that feature request has been implemented. :)

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