Error: Google Drive Zap Fails to Automatically Move Uploaded Files

  • 22 February 2024
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I am trying to move files that are uploaded to one google drive(personal folder) to another google drive(shared drive) I set it up to upload instead of move because I was getting an error with the move option. So when i test it the zap says it passes the test. If I go and manually run the zap it will work but when I upload a file it does not work. It only works if I manually run the zap.

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Hi there @georgielorenzini, welcome to the Community! 👋

Ah, that Upload File action would just upload a new copy of the file. If you were selecting that same File field (that’s currently selected in the in the Upload File action) in the Move File action you were previously using then that might be why it errored.

I’d suggest switching the action event back to the Move File event. Then in the File field select the ID field from the trigger instead:

That should allow the Zap to reference the correct file that needs to be moved. 

Can you give that a try and let me whether that fixes it?