Shareable link to a Google Drive folder isn’t loading correctly

  • 27 May 2021
  • 5 replies


I have been working on my zap for a long time. 


I have created 4 folders and one of them is to be shared with the client. But the shareable link always comes out not working. It says the below 



Step is create folder 




Next step is pulling the id from the created folder above



then run test



But shareable link is not viewable to the client, just gets that preview screen


Gah no idea what I am missing

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Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Hi @mike999302,

Since the trigger is “Add File Sharing Preference” I assume that only works on Files and not with Folders. You can raise this question to the support by filling out the form here:


My understanding is that the file sharing permissions works on folders as well provided you use the folder ID where the FILE ID goes. But I could be wrong and this could be my problem.

Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hi @mike999302 

Yes, the GDrive Add File Sharing Permissions works on Folders as well.


Thanks Troy, any idea why my zap above is not working then? 


The link the zap generates is different to a link i generate if i got into the folder on G drive and create a link to share, could it be its missing the correct foler?

Userlevel 7
Badge +14


Nothing is wrong with the generated Share link for the GDrive folder.

Here’s how to understand what’s going on…

The end user can rename the GDrive folder with the Share link.

If you want the end user to be able to upload files to the Folder that had the sharing permissions updated, then provide them with the “Alternate” link generated from Step 14.

NOTE: The end user will need to be signed in to a Google Account in order to interact with the GDrive folder.