How do you Create Blank Folders Automaticlly using Flows

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I would like an empty folder to be created every morning at 5 am on my Sharepoint online site. I have been working in flows and it only seems that there is only the capability to create a file at a scheduled time. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might go about doing this?

Thanks!

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Hi @BryceKauffman , one way to achieve this - there may be better ones - as we no longer have the Create folder action (I don't know why it was removed) is to copy a blank folder. You'll first need to create an empty folder in your document library, then get flow to copy it to another folder in the same document library. It can't copy to the same folder. You need to set the "If another folder is already there" to Copy with a new name. A screenshot of the flow is below and the result in the SharePoint list.

Rob
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Microsoft Flow Community Super User

 

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