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Trying to copy file to another Google Drive folder but getting “File not found” error

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Requirement# New file in folder x, trigger to copy that file to another folder Y

 

Trigger# 

Action# 
 


Error
 

​​Please help us with this error?
 

 

 

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Best answer by SamB 21 March 2023, 10:25

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Hi there, @onlineuniverse! 👋

Ah, I think I can spot why you’re getting that “File not found” error. It looks like the Title field has been selected as the file to be copied. But what Google Drive is expecting to receive here is the unique ID number for the file, not its name.

To fix that error you’ll want to select the ID field from the trigger, instead of the Title field. Which would look like this:
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Can you give that a try and let us know whether that sorts it?

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Thanks it worked, Appreciate your inputs

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That’s fantastic news, @onlineuniverse! Thank you for hopping back in here to confirm it worked, it’s much appreciated! 😁🎉

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New file “Spark_SQL_Tutorial.dbc”  was uploaded, some how saying it didnt find any new file. Please help on this

 

Neither it found thru automatically not thru manually.

 

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Hey @onlineuniverse,

I did some digging into this, and it seems like the New File in Folder trigger is picky about what it will/wont trigger on

Google Files (eg Google Doc/Sheet/etc)

  • If a file was created within the folder, the Zap will trigger
  • If a file was modified fewer than 4 days ago and moved to the folder, the Zap will trigger
  • If a file was modified greater than 4 days ago and moved to the folder, the Zap won't trigger

Non Google files (eg pdf/jpg):

  • If a file is directly added to the folder, the Zap will trigger
  • If a file is moved to the folder (even if it was added to Google Drive in the last 4 days), the Zap won't trigger
  • If a file is directly added to the folder but was modified/created greater than 4 days ago, the Zap won't trigger

Hopefully, this helps! 😊

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Thanks for the details. Looks the file type may not be in the scope of above list.