troubleshooting Question upload multiple files script, duplicates all files

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Hello All;

I have the following code, of which uploads multiple files at one time.
The issue is this.

I am renaming the files to the current date/time format.ext ......
With this renaming, it is naming the files appropriately, but it is duplicating the files in the upload folder.

Could someone please, take a look at this code, and let me know what is going on with it?

Thank You

Upload Form.
<asp:FileUpload ID="filMyFile" runat="server" AllowMultiple="true" />
<asp:Button ID="btnUpload" Text="Upload" runat="server" OnClick ="UploadMultipleFiles" accept ="image/gif, image/jpeg" />
<hr />
<asp:Label ID="lblSuccess" runat="server" ForeColor ="Green" />

Imports System.IO

Partial Class _Default
    Inherits Page

    ' We are going to Add in a Global Class, this will hold ALL the variables that need to be used through the script.
    Public Class GlobalVariables
        Public Shared getfile As String
    End Class

    Protected Sub UploadMultipleFiles(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btnUpload.Click
        For Each postedFile As HttpPostedFile In filMyFile.PostedFiles

            ' We are going to rename the file, so it is NOT a long file name.
            ' This will give the following format: 02191971115523 (February 19 1971 11:55:23 + milliseconds)
            Dim getTime As String = Now.ToString("MM") + Now.ToString("dd") + Now.ToString("yyyy") + Now.ToString("hh") + Now.ToString("mm") + Now.ToString("ss") + Now.ToString("fff")
            GlobalVariables.getfile = getTime

            'save the file
            Dim savepath As String = ""
            savepath = Context.Server.MapPath("Files") '+ Artist_Name/Album_Name (This will be added later on)
            If Not Directory.Exists(savepath) Then
            End If

            ' We are going to get the Extention of the MP3, just so we can make sure that it is prefixed onto the file.
            Dim extension As String = Path.GetExtension(filMyFile.PostedFile.FileName)

            ' This is where we will save the file. This is where the magic happens.
            filMyFile.PostedFile.SaveAs(Convert.ToString(savepath & "\") + Convert.ToString(GlobalVariables.getfile) & extension)

        '  End If
        lblSuccess.Text = String.Format("{0} files have been uploaded successfully.", filMyFile.PostedFiles.Count)
        '  End If
    End Sub
End Class
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