Power Automate – Create File action – resolving error – Error code: ‘400’, Message: ‘The requested action could not be completed. Check your request parameters to make sure the path ” exists on your file system.

Power Automate - "Create File" action - creating connection to File System from Power Automate
Power Automate - "Create File" action - creating connection to File System from Power Automate

Hi All,

Greetings for the day ๐Ÿ™‚ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ๐Ÿ™‚

Today new issue and solution ๐Ÿ™‚

Background / Details :

  • In our organization we have one request from one of our user for downloading the file from SharePoint online site document library to local machine (server)
  • Since this is continuous process we need to automate this process and hence the Power Automate comes into the picture
  • As we need to download the file on local machine / server we require On-premises data gateway
  • Detailed article on On-premises data gateway is on its way ๐Ÿ™‚ stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚
  • We have successfully installed On-premises data gateway
  • Started creating Power-automate
  • We are using “Create File” action of Power-automate as
Power automate - "Create file" action to create file on local system / server
fig : Power automate – “Create file” action to create file on local system / server
  • To use this action we need to create / use connection to File System as shown in below figure
Power automate - "Create file" action - creating connection to File System
fig : Power automate – “Create file” action – creating connection to File System
  • We need to set following properties
    • Authentication Type – Windows
    • Username and Password
Power Automate - "Create File" action - creating connection to File System from Power Automate
Fig : Power Automate – “Create File” action – creating connection to File System from Power Automate
  • When we click on “Create” button we are getting an error as shown in above figure

Error / Issue :

Error code: ‘400, Message: ‘The requested action could not be completed. Check your request parameters to make sure the path ” exists on your file system. clientRequestId: 764B8BD4-2C7A-41A6-826C-889611929224’. More diagnostic information: x-ms-client-request-id is ‘764B8BD4-2C7A-41A6-826C-889611929224’.

Solution :

  • After bit googling it found that we didn’t specified domain while specifying Username
  • As we specified domain for Username, it worked like charm. In our case – WORKGROUP\prasham as
Power Automate - Creating connection to File system - specifying domain for Username
fig : Power Automate – Creating connection to File system – specifying domain for Username
  • As we specified DOMAIN with Username, connection created successfully
  • We are able to fetch folders from local file system as
Power Automate - Creating connection to File system - selecting local folder to download / create file
fig : Power Automate – Creating connection to File system – selecting local folder to download / create file
  • Selecting folder from local drive
Power Automate - Creating connection to File system - selecting local folder to download / create file
fig : Power Automate – Creating connection to File system – selecting local folder to download / create file

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ HAVE A GREAT VACATIONS AHEAD ๐Ÿ™‚

Prasham Sabadra

LIFE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL :) ENJOY THE WHOLE JOURNEY :) Founder of Knowledge Junction and live-beautiful-life.com, Author, Learner, Passionate Techie, avid reader. Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator / Public Speaker. Scrum Foundation Professional certificated. Motivational, Behavioral , Technical speaker. Speaks in various events including SharePoint Saturdays, Boot camps, Collages / Schools, local chapter. Can reach me for Microsoft 365, Azure, DevOps, SharePoint, Teams, Power Platform, JavaScript.

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