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Automating Your Workflow: Duplicating Google Drive Folders with Zapier

Published on Feb 28th, 2024

Streamline your productivity by learning to duplicate Google Drive folders with ease using Zapier, a powerful automation tool. By creating Zaps—Zapier's term for automated workflows—you can set up a process to replicate folders along with their structure and content. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.


Before diving into the duplication process, ensure you have:

  • A Zapier account.

  • Access to the Google Drive folder you wish to duplicate.

Step 1: Trigger Setup

Start by setting up the trigger—the event that starts your workflow. Go to your Zapier dashboard and click Create Zap.

  • Choose App: Select Google Drive as the trigger app.

  • Choose Trigger Event: Select New File in Folder to watch for a new file in the source folder. Click Continue.

Step 2: Choose Source Folder

Authenticate and link your Google Drive account if you haven't already. Next, choose the Google Drive folder you want to duplicate. Click Continue.

Step 3: Action Setup

After the trigger is set:

  • Choose App: Select Google Drive as the action app.

  • Choose Action Event: Select Copy Folder to replicate the chosen folder. Please note that 'Copy Folder' might require a custom or third-party integration since native duplication isn't always supported directly by Zapier.

Step 4: Specify Folder Details

You'll need to specify the details of the folder duplication:

  • Set up action: Choose the specific settings for the folder copy. Configure naming conventions, destinations, and any other parameters required.

  • Test your Zap: Run a test to ensure your settings work correctly and that the folder is duplicated as expected.

Step 5: Activate Your Zap

Once testing is successful, your Zap is ready to go. Turn it on to start automating the duplication process every time a new file is added to your designated Google Drive folder.

By utilizing Zapier to duplicate your Google Drive folders, you're setting up an automated system that saves time and ensures consistency across your digital workspace.

Do you need more help automating your workflows? Visit our consulting page for expert guidance on integrating Zapier with your daily operations.

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