The get_folder_metadata documentation states that the path_lower field in the response body. I needto give my users a descriptive error message when it's not available. So I can write an instructional message, can you answer the following?
Is path_lower only absent when the folder is not mounted?
Is a folder mounted when the user accepts the shared folder invitation?
Also, why is there no path_display present on the metadata response?
Yes, an absent path_lower should only mean that the folder is not mounted.
Yes, a shared folder is mounted in a user's account when they accept the invitation.
The path_display field is only available on objects that extend Metadata (e.g., FolderMetadata), and not on SharedFolderMetadata. I'll send this along as a feature request though. As a workaround, you can call /2/files/get_metadata to get it.
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