PHP mkdir: Warning: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: File exists in (PathToScript.php) on line #

I have a PHP form handler that uploads files. It is below. It is on PHP server version 5.1.1 with Windows 2003. It gives the following error. All the permission seem to be right to write to the directories. Where did I go wrong?

ERROR RESULTS:
Warning: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: File exists in c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\mae-oaa\trav\uploader.php on line 7

File is valid, and was successfully uploaded.
Here is some more debugging info:Array
(
    [userfile] => Array
        (
            [name] => Todo.txt
            [type] => text/plain
            [tmp_name] => C:\PHP\uploadtemp\php1476.tmp
            [error] => 0
            [size] => 288
        )
)


UPLOADER.PHP
<?php
// In PHP versions earlier than 4.1.0, $HTTP_POST_FILES should be used instead
// of $_FILES.

$uploaddir = '/inetpub/wwwroot/trav/uploads/';
$nominee = $nominee_first_name . " " . $nominee_last_name;
mkdir($uploaddir . $nominee);
$uploadfile = $uploaddir . $nominee . "/" . basename($_FILES['userfile']['name']);

echo '<pre>';
if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['userfile']['tmp_name'], $uploadfile)) {
echo "File is valid, and was successfully uploaded.\n";
} else {
echo "Error!\n";
}
echo 'Here is some more debugging info:';
print_r($_FILES);
print "</pre>";
?>
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TomeeboyCommented:
Looks like you are getting the error because the directory exists, not the file.  Change your code to this to check if the directory already exists first:

<?php
// In PHP versions earlier than 4.1.0, $HTTP_POST_FILES should be used instead
// of $_FILES.

$uploaddir = '/inetpub/wwwroot/trav/uploads/';
$nominee = $nominee_first_name . " " . $nominee_last_name;
if (!is_dir($uploaddir . $nominee) {
     mkdir($uploaddir . $nominee);
}
$uploadfile = $uploaddir . $nominee . "/" . basename($_FILES['userfile']['name']);

echo '<pre>';
if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['userfile']['tmp_name'], $uploadfile)) {
echo "File is valid, and was successfully uploaded.\n";
} else {
echo "Error!\n";
}
echo 'Here is some more debugging info:';
print_r($_FILES);
print "</pre>";
?>

This will check to see if the directory exists, and create the directory if it does not.

Hope that helps!
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