I have a data extract (Standard Tracking Extract) that I created in Email Studio under Interactions. I built an automation that I'd like to schedule on a recurring frequency daily. However, the default location of a data extract is that MarketingCloud drops the file in the Export folder. Apparently it is not possible to place the extract in any other location when it is created; system default.

Given that I will have files produced each day, I would like to organize the files into a subfolder under the Export folder. Does anyone know how to do this? I have tried the file transfer activity, but that will not work. Does anyone know if it is possible to use a Script activity in the automation to move the file from Export to a subfolder in that directory? If not, is there any other possible solution to accomplish what I’m trying? Or is it impossible? Thank you!

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You'll need to create File Locations for each of those subfolders. Then in the Data Extract or File Transfer activity, you can select the file location for your subfolder.

File Locations

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