The only thing I need is an exact copy of an existing shapefile in the same directory with a different name.
I have tried:
arcpy.CopyFeatures_management (ORLinks, MyLinks) #ORLinks: old links, MyLinks: new links
but for some reason, I cant make it a feature layer using:
Error: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000732: Input Features: Dataset M:\RAIL\Rail2.0.shp does not exist or is not supported Failed to execute (MakeFeatureLayer).