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Powershell Scripting help for sorting files into directories

I have an existing script that someone wrote for me that takes phone recording files from one  location where all the files are dumped and sorts them into many sub directories. The information for sorting them is all within the file names.

They currently go by Extension\date\(Incoming or Outgoing)

The extension directories are growing quite large making it hard to find the day you are looking for.

I need to modify this to split the date into directories for year\month\day

So and incoming call today would end up like this ...\Ext-201\2017\10\30\incoming\filename.mp3

Filenames are formatted like this:
20170516_041636PM_From-9145555555_To-201_Ext-201.mp3 (this is an incoming call)
20170516_013713PM_From-201_To-9145555555_Ext-201.mp3 (this is an outgoing call)

Here is what I currently have:
param ( [string]$p1 )

# Set source directory to Incoming FTP directory
$SourceFolder = "E:\FTP\$p1"

#Set target directory where the organized folders will be created
$TargetRoot = "E:\Recordings\$p1"

$Pattern = '(?<Date>\d{8})_(?:.*?)_From-(?<From>[^_]+)_To-(?<To>\d+)_Ext-(?<Ext>\d+)'
Get-Childitem -Path $SourceFolder -Filter *.mp3 | ForEach-Object {
	Write-Host "Processing '$($_.Name)'" -NoNewline
	If ($_.BaseName -match $Pattern) {
		$CallType = If ($Matches['From'] -eq $Matches['Ext']) {'Outgoing'} Else {'Incoming'}
		$TargetFolder = "$($TargetRoot)\Ext-$($Matches['Ext'])\$($Matches['Date'])\$($CallType)"
		Write-Host " --> '$($TargetFolder)'"
		If (-not (Test-Path -Path $TargetFolder)) {
			New-Item -Path $TargetFolder -ItemType Directory | Out-Null
		}
		Move-Item -Path $_.FullName -Destination $TargetFolder
	} Else {
		Write-Host ""
		Write-Warning -Message "File '$($_.Name)' does not match the expected pattern."
	}
}

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Thanks in advance for any help.
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bts86
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Panagiotis ToumpaniarisSystem EngineerCommented:
Check if this works for you :

param ( [string]$p1 )

# Set source directory to Incoming FTP directory
$SourceFolder = "E:\FTP\$p1"

#Set target directory where the organized folders will be created
$TargetRoot = "E:\Recordings\$p1"

$Pattern = '(?<Date>\d{8})_(?:.*?)_From-(?<From>[^_]+)_To-(?<To>\d+)_Ext-(?<Ext>\d+)'
Get-Childitem -Path $SourceFolder -Filter *.mp3 | ForEach-Object {
	Write-Host "Processing '$($_.Name)'" -NoNewline
	If ($_.BaseName -match $Pattern) {
        $Year = $($Matches['Date']).Substring(0,4)
        $Month = $($Matches['Date']).Substring(4,2)
        $Day = $($Matches['Date']).Substring(4,2)
		$CallType = If ($Matches['From'] -eq $Matches['Ext']) {'Outgoing'} Else {'Incoming'}
		$TargetFolder = "$($TargetRoot)\Ext-$($Matches['Ext'])\$($Year)\$($Month)\$($Day)\$($CallType)"
		Write-Host " --> '$($TargetFolder)'"
		If (-not (Test-Path -Path $TargetFolder)) {
			New-Item -Path $TargetFolder -ItemType Directory | Out-Null
		}
		Move-Item -Path $_.FullName -Destination $TargetFolder
	} Else {
		Write-Host ""
		Write-Warning -Message "File '$($_.Name)' does not match the expected pattern."
	}
}

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aikimarkCommented:
This was for my own learning.  Panagiotis Toumpaniaris has a complete solution and deserves the points.

Purpose of this different pattern is to parse the date, replacing the substring operations.  Also, replacing the If statement with an index based on the $From -eq $Ext comparson.  Also, all variables are assigned in a single statement.
$Pattern = '^(\d{4})(\d{2})(\d{2})_[^_]+_From-([^_]+)_To-(\d+)_Ext-(\d+)'
Get-Childitem -Path $SourceFolder -Filter *.mp3 | ForEach-Object {
    Write-Host "Processing '$($_.Name)'" -NoNewline
    If ($_.BaseName -match $Pattern) {
        $Year, $Month, $Day, $From, $To, $Ext = $matches[1..($matches.count)]
        $CallType= @('Outgoing', 'Incoming')[$From -eq $Ext]

        #Rest of code remains unchanged
    }

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bts86Author Commented:
Thanks, this works. I just had to make a minor edit on line 15:
$Day = $($Matches['Date']).Substring(6,2)
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