Move a File or Folder in an ObjectStore Share Using ID (REST API: PUT)


Use this operation to move a file or folder to another location within a shared folder in the ObjectStore, based on the GUID of the file or folder.



PUT <webservice>/contentstore/share/{shareId}/file/{fileOrfolderId}/action/move HTTP/1.1
Host: <host name>
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: <authentication token>
Content-type: application/xml

<App_FileResourceInfo parentGuid="" />

where <webservice> is the root path used to route the API requests to the Web Server.

For more information, see Available Web Services for REST API.

Request Parameters

Name Description Required
shareId The unique identifier (syncWebFolderId response) returned when you share a file or folder or view the shared files and folders in the ObjectStore. For details on retrieving the syncWebFolderId response, see Sharing a File or Folder or View Shared Files and Folders.  
fileOrfolderID The GUID of the file or folder. GUID is a unique identifier for a file or folder and remains the same even when you rename or move the file or folder to another path.

To retrieve the GUID of the file or folder, see View ObjectStore File Properties.


Request Headers

Name Description
Host The host name of the Web Server or Web Console used in the API request.
Accept The format of the response. Valid values are: application/xml or application/json.
Authtoken The authentication token received after successfully logging on. For details on receiving an authentication token, see Authentication.

Request Body

An XML element is required. See Syntax. The following table displays the parameters for the request body.

Name Description Elements
parentGuid The GUID of the destination parent folder.

If the GUID is not known, use Viewing ObjectStore File Properties to retrieve the GUID.



Response Parameters

Parameter Description Element
errorCode The possible error codes.

Valid values are:

  • 0, successful completion.
  • a specific error code.
errorString The description of the error code. Not all error codes have an error string. App_GenericResp


Sample Request

PUT <webservice>/contentstore/share/36/file/7c4e538afe864e25ae415357aa6fa04e/action/move HTTP/1.1
Host: client.mydomain.com
Accept: application/xml
Authtoken: QSDK 38568012f4d1e8ee1841d283a47aa3ba78e124ea58354b5fc6
Content-type: application/xml
<App_FileResourceInfo parentGUID="02de652ecm804c40afca8bf3da601ac5" />

Sample Response

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<App_GenericResp errorCode="0"/>

Supported Error Codes

Code Status Description
400 Bad Request The request is missing required parameters or the specified new parent folder name is not valid.
403 Forbidden Error caused due to one of the following reasons:
  • The user lost access to the share
  • The file/folder to be moved is not part of the specified share.
  • Move operation is not allowed. This can happen if you attempt to move a folder to one of its child folders.
404 Not Found The specified file or folder or the specified new parent folder does not exist.
409 Conflict A file or folder with the specified new name already exists in the specified location.