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Sub AutoSave()
dTime = Now + TimeValue("00:15:00")
Application .OnTime dTime, "AutoSave"
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
ActiveWorkbook. SaveAs Filename:="c:excel" & Format(Time, "hhmmss"), FileFormat:=xlCSV
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

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OldPath = "S:RMBS_Performance_Analytics Analysis1 Staging Folder For Monthly Model Templates2007200704VVDeals"
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Dim s As String
Dim a As Window

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