Move a file from one Google Drive folder to another in a reccuring manner

  • 12 April 2022
  • 3 replies

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Is there a way to move a file from a specific folder in google drive to another folder periodically.


The first folder (source folder) might contain multiple files, so I want zapier to randomly select 1 file at a time and move it to the destination folder then wait for (say) 6 hours and repeat the process for another file.

I would really appreciate the help. 

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Hi @Chromo Sapien 

Good question.

It’s likely the file names would have to have a common value in order to search for those via the Zap.

Userlevel 1

@Troy Tessalone does value mean File Names?

If so, that's possible.

But how do I create the workflow?


Userlevel 7
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Hi @Chromo Sapien 

Yes, I believe a partial match will return a results.

For example,

  • File A - 000
  • File B - 111

The word “File” would be a common value across the file names.


Zap Steps

  1. Trigger: Schedule
  2. Action: GDrive - Find File
  3. Action: GDrive - Move File