Google Drive New file trigger not working

I am trying to trigger my workflow when a new file appears on a google drive folder

I usually receive this file via gmail and I simply “add to drive” and then organise the file to be moved to that folder.

The trigger never occurs.
If I click “test workflow” from within the web environment it works perfectly.
If I download and upload the file the workflow gets triggered properly.

It would be great if the workflow could be triggered when I just move the file to the folder.

How can I do this?

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Hi @Ioustinos_Sarris

Can you try if it works with the option Watched Folder Updated?

I tried and changed the trigger to what you are suggesting but now I am not getting as output of the trigger the file object but the folder object. I need to get the file.

I am having the same issue. If I make, for example, a change to 3 log files in a folder it seems like the only event that is captured is the last of these file changed events. For each run of the trigger, should it not capture 3 events and then run the entire workflow 3 times. This was what I thought would happen given the trigger is for changes in the parent folder.