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    Power Automate - Transfer or save files to UNC shares

    December 22nd, 2021

    Written By Ryan Brown

    Updated by Ryan Brown on December 22nd, 2021

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    If you have files in the cloud you want written to a UNC drive via Power Automate

    This article is a 5 minute read

    Saving files from a cloud flow to a UNC path with the Power Automate "File System" "Create File" action requires a connector that uses the on-prem gateway.  Currently there is only one, WC-PbiGateway-01  Here is that process:

    1. In PA create your action:

    2. PA will prompt you to create or select a connection, and after the fact you can view and modify this from the ... menu:

    3. You can view and modify or create a connection from the data menu, note the format of the username MUST be like below:

    4. There is no configuration update on the gateway, or at least none was required for this transfer.

    5. Take a look at file permissions after the fact, in this case the service account used to create the file is the only one with rights to it.

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