VBA not carrying over data validations and some formulas are pointing back to source sheet once copied

VikingScript

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I have a sheet that is a simple form and on this sheet are two buttons, one button "Save Files" automatically creates a folder using 4 cell values and then copies the sheet as a xlsx file and a pdf file naming the documents the same as the folder. The issue I'm having is the xlsx copies are losing the data validations and the formulas in cells "E57:E60" are referencing the source sheet instead of just staying within the copied sheet. Here is what I have so far.

VBA Code:
Private Function mySaveCopyAs(pWorkbookToBeSaved As Workbook, pNewFileName As String, pFileFormat As XlFileFormat) As Boolean

    'returns false on errors
    On Error GoTo errHandler

     If pFileFormat = xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled Then
        'no macros can be saved on this
        mySaveCopyAs = False
        Exit Function
    End If

    'create new workbook
    Dim mSaveWorkbook As Workbook
    Set mSaveWorkbook = Workbooks.Add
    
    Dim initialSheets As Integer
    initialSheets = mSaveWorkbook.Sheets.Count


    'note: sheet names will be 'Sheet1 (2)' in copy otherwise if
    'they are not renamed
    Dim sheetNames() As String
    Dim activeSheetIndex As Integer
    activeSheetIndex = pWorkbookToBeSaved.ActiveSheet.Index

    Dim i As Integer
    'copy each sheet
    For i = 1 To pWorkbookToBeSaved.Sheets.Count
        pWorkbookToBeSaved.Sheets(i).Copy After:=mSaveWorkbook.Sheets(mSaveWorkbook.Sheets.Count)
        ReDim Preserve sheetNames(1 To i) As String
        sheetNames(i) = pWorkbookToBeSaved.Sheets(i).Name
    Next i

    'clear sheets from new workbook
    
    Dim shp As Shape
    For Each shp In mSaveWorkbook.Sheets("Form").Shapes
    If shp.Type = msoFormControl Then shp.Delete
    Next shp
    
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    For i = 1 To initialSheets
        mSaveWorkbook.Sheets(1).Delete
    Next i

    'rename stuff
    For i = 1 To UBound(sheetNames)
        mSaveWorkbook.Sheets(i).Name = sheetNames(i)
    Next i

    'reset view
    mSaveWorkbook.Sheets(activeSheetIndex).Activate

    'save and close
    
    mSaveWorkbook.SaveAs FileName:=pNewFileName, FileFormat:=pFileFormat, CreateBackup:=False
    mSaveWorkbook.Close
    mySaveCopyAs = True

    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Exit Function

errHandler:
    'whatever else you want to do with error handling
    mySaveCopyAs = False
    Exit Function


End Function
 

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