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Powershell Scripting help for sorting files into directories

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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."

Thanks in advance for any help.
Panagiotis Toumpaniaris
System Architect

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