Even though you have imported additional photos, why can you not return to the Misc folder and work on the collection for those images?
Thanks for your reply, @JimHess! I'm not sure I follow your question. My problem is that the MISC collection in Lightroom is empty, but I already imported all the photos from the MISC folder on my hard drive. In other words, I would have to go through my Lightroom library and manually select about 1000 photos and drag them into the MISC collection.
What I am hoping to do is find a way to get all the photos in the MISC folder on my hard drive into the MISC collection in Lightroom.
I'm curious why you need to create collections that seem to have identical contents to a folder that you imported (or did I misunderstand you completely?)
There's no need to create a collection that has the identical contents to a folder, just use the folder! Creating a collection in this case is extra work that produces no benefit.
And in case I did misunderstand you
Is there any way to do this without me going through my library and finding each individual image and moving it manually?? There are a lot of images so I fear that would take days!
Go to the MISC folder in the Lightroom Folder Panel, select this folder, then select all photos (Ctrl/Cmd-A) and then drag them to the collection
Perfect! That is exactly what I needed. I didn't realize I could drag from the folder drop down panel
Not sure if it's the best workflow, but the client had specific folder organization so I figured I'd mirror that to help facilitate communication etc. while we're getting started. Thanks a million, @dj_paige!
Not sure if it's the best workflow
not even close to the best workflow — as I said, its extra work with no benefit
so I figured I'd mirror that to help facilitate communication
Lightroom's Folder Panel always mirrors the folder organization on your disk at the time of import (for the photos you have imported), so you have that without the extra effort of creating a collection