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I am receiving the below message once in a while for my flows

 We noticed that your flow has not run at all in the past 90 days. We disabled it on 10/1/2021 
8:15:14 PM.
If you need any help enabling and automating your scenario, here are some helpful resources 
that can help you get started

Found these ones: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/limits-and-config#expiration-limits https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/

My current licensing is as follows:

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Not use which plan can resolve this issue? Does the $15 per month plan solve this issue? Is there any documentation for this?

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    I have account with $15 per month plan, but still get above email. MS should give option to disable this for flows.
    – P S
    Commented Oct 4, 2021 at 9:49
  • Thanks for confirming, so how can we stop this stupid limitation, why does not MS clearly state which plan gonna remove this limitation? Commented Oct 4, 2021 at 18:10

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A cloud flow that has no successful triggers will expire and be turned off. After 90 days of inactivity, the flow creator will receive an email. If no action is taken in next 30 days, the flow will be systematically turned off and the creator will be notified in an email. For enterprise scenarios, we recommend you buy a standalone Power Automate license listed in Pricing article to ensure your flow isn’t turned off due to inactivity. You can turn your cloud flows back on anytime. Read more on expiration limits

Workaround #1: Cause the flow to run manually

The fastest, short-term solution is to make sure your flow is triggered by performing some manual action. The action depends on the type of triggered used by your flow. If you are not sure - navigate to the flow and switch to the edit mode. Then verify what triggered is used.

Workaround #2: Using Premium License

Flows disabled after 90 days of inactivity is by design for users with Community and Microsoft 365 Plans. We can upgrade to a "premium" license for Power Automate in order to bypass the expiration limitation:

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Workaround #3: Create a new flow

We can't control this behavior directly. There is no setting we can tweak to prevent flows from being disabled after 120 days of inactivity.

That being said, we can create a new flow that will create a "TEST" list item every 90 days and then immediately delete it. This will indirectly cause the original flow to trigger, which, in turn will reset the 90 day timeout period.

Create a new Flow

  • Create a new flow with a Recurrence (Scheduled) trigger. Configure it to run every 90 days.

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  • In this flow, create two actions:
  1. Create item. Give it a "TEST" title.

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  • Now save the new flow. Don't forget to give it a good name.

Update the original flow

  • Open the original flow and switch to Edit mode.
  • Right after the trigger, add a Condition.
  • In the condition, check if the Title equals to TEST.
  • Inside if yes - add a Terminate step.
  • Set Status to Canceled.

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  • Save and close this flow.

Workaround #4: Automatically turn on disabled flows

Credits to Mohsen Sichani and Pieter Veenstra. Original solution: Automatically re-enable flows that were suspended in Power Automate

  • Create a new flow that will run every day.
  • Add an action to search for suspended Flows:

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  • Turn on suspended flows:

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    Thanks for this detailed answer, so based on your answer, the $15 plan works for me as well, right? I was only looking for this part but thanks for providing such a detailed answer (upvoted). And the fourth solution is automatically enabling the disabled flow through a scheduler :sharepains.com/2020/12/02/re-enable-flows-power-automate just saw: A comment below my question from P S says they have the 15$ plan but still getting the same warning, so which plan does work? Commented Oct 4, 2021 at 18:06
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    The $15 plan works as long as the licenced user is also a flow creator. Thanks for sharing the other solution that auto-enables the flows. It looks like a good option too. Commented Oct 4, 2021 at 20:34

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