#Office365Challenge This Flow template will make a copy of a file added to Dropbox and place it in your OneDrive (personal) folder.
|Day:||254 of 365, 111 left|
|Tools:||Office 365 / Flow / Dropbox / OneDrive|
|Description:||Flow: Copy new files in Dropbox to a specific folder on OneDrive|
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This might not make sense to duplicate content, but in my example I have a Dropbox folder shared with me (someone else is the owner). I prefer to have my own copy in my OneDrive folder. This could also be a great idea if you use both Dropbox and OneDrive – as a backup for each other.
The template I’ve used is “Copy New files in Dropbox to Specific folder on OneDrive”:
Connections should be setup (this is only done once):
“When a file is created”: The first step of the Flow is selecting the Dropbox Folder you would like to monitor:
“Create a file”: Here you’ll select the folder on OneDrive where the copy will be made. I noticed that if no folder is selected it will create a Dropbox Backup folder:
Create your Flow and click on Done to finalize:
I’ve uploaded a file to Dropbox and I’ll wait to see if it appears in OneDrive.
And…. wait for it…… IT WORKED!! Please understand that I don’t for one moment mistrust Microsoft’s ability to deliver – it’s my ability to make it work that amazes me 🙂
Microsoft —-> Making Super Stars of Mere Mortals…
Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.