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So this is what I have right now, I can get it to copy But I am wanting to rename the files with the date inside of the new Directory name, It is going to be used for making a copy of outlook.pst files. But as you can see I can't put in concrete names of where to save it because I want the user to be able to choose where to save it as it will be saved on a server with folders for each individual user.

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Dim Folder2
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