How to find folder using Google Drive Find Files and Folder activity

Hi, I’m trying to return the folder ID of a specific folder.
I know the parent folder ID but then want to return the folder relating to the current year within this folder. If the folder doesn’t exist I then need to create one.

How can I find a folder ID following a path. Due to the way folders are structured there are many folders with similar names but organised under sub-folder.

Eg, I have RootFolderID and want to find "RootFolderID\2022". If 2022 folder doesn’t exist then create folder.

Any help would be great. thanks!

Hi @Shane_Curran

Check out this video link


HI @Shane_Curran

  • Get the root folder id
  • Get the files and folder available inside the folder
"'" + FolderId + "' in parents and name contains '*'"

  • if condition will be like
ListFilesinFolder.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(s) s.MimeType.Contains("application/")).Select(Function(a) a.Name).ToString.Contains("2022")
  • True-> Empty and False-> Create Folder

Checkout this workflow
Main.xaml (22.8 KB)


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Thanks! Worked perfectly!

Hi, sorry was a bit pre-emptive there. This works if the folder does not exist, but the if statement seems to still be creating folders even if a folder of the same name exists. Any ideas how to fix that? Thanks!

HI @Shane_Curran

Change this condition there

String.Join(",",ListFilesinFolder.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(s) s.MimeType.Contains("application/")).Select(Function(a) a.Name)).Contains("2022")

Note: If you delete a folder or a file make sure you delete them in the Trash too else it is getting that folder also in consideration

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