I try to deploy a report folder (not reports inside because sharing is modified) by using Ant but I get an error message:

Error parsing file: Element {http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata}folderShares invalid at this location in type Report

I am able to retrieve the metadata but not to deploy it. I am not sure to understand because it is the same metadata. I understand that the folderShare shouldn't be at that place but it is what I retrieved from another organization.

This is my package file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">

What is it wrong please?


2 Answers 2


We can't only deploy a report folder with Ant, we need to deploy a report folder and a report related to the report folder.

Second option, we can use SFDX and in taht case, we can only deploy a report folder.


I had the same issue now, double-check your 'report folder' metadata file name and simply rename it, e.g. LocalReportsInternal.reportFolder-meta.xml -> LocalReportsInternal-meta.xml

I'm using API v59.0 and deployment passed.

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