Create Bins for each folder of media.
Or just drag each sub-folder to the Project pane separately. The footage will arrive in a folder in Pr with the same name. This is on Mac; not sure about Windows. You'd have to drag the subfolders separately into main folders that you create yourself.
Picked this up from Jeff Greenberg at the Cow.
Import your clip/bin/folder structure to AE.
AE will retain the folder structure.
Select all. Copy.
Paste into Premiere Pro.
Nice one, Anne!
Thanks Ann Bens (& Jeff Greenberg).
It worked as suggested. It even brought over the pesky little "NewTek Info" folders from a client that I sometimes can't see in Explorer/Finder. Everything was Nice, Neat, and Organized, exactly the way they were set up. - I guess I should visit 'Bessie' more often as everything I found here for 'Import Folder Structure' led me to LightRoom discussions.
I sure hope being able to import Folder Structures will make its way over to Premiere as sometimes I edit on a box that does not have AE installed and this feature is super handy. Especially when a client or someone has already taken the time to organize the folders and will probably reference this structure when talking about footage or requesting a certain shot.
The method of importing individual subfolders can be T > Te > Ted > Tedi > Tedio > Tediou > Tedious
OT: How was someone else able to mark a CORRECT ANSWER to MY question? What if one of the other answers/methods suited MY needs better?
If you have a copy of Final Cut Pro 7 you can import the folder tree into the project window, then export an XML to open in Premiere. Its an extra step, but it does preserve the folder tree.
It seems coping from the Bridge also works.