How can I prevent this and make them save to the actual original folder? Is there some setting I need to adjust?
Normal behavior is for the exported file to be placed in the folder with the original when "same folder as original" is selected.
However, if you are exporting from a Collection, the exported file will still be placed in the same Folder as the original, but it will not appear in the collection.
Thanks for writing. I know it's supposed to, however the edited photo and the original are moving to a new folder that I didn't create; it's called "lightroom edited photos." And thoughts how I can get the exported photo to direct to the same folder as original?