I had a crisis earlier this year when I bought a Canon 6D just before a trip and realized too late that Lightroom 3 on my MacBook wouldn't accept it. So in desperation I downloaded Adobe's DNG converter, which solved the immediate problem, but for some reason Lightroom 3 wouldn't automatically put 'em in neatly dated folders like it did with the old Canon raw files, so I had to put 'em into folders on my desktop. Any suggestions on how to straighten out the mess?
When you tried to import these DNGs, did you select ADD or did you select COPY or MOVE? Copy or Move should have created dated folders, if you specified the right options in the destination panel of the Import dialog.
Thanks for this, sorry I didn't respond earlier. I don't remember the details now but during the trip, when I stuck the card from the 6D into the MacBook, Lightroom 3 wouldn't accept the images. So I converted them to DNGs and then Lightroom would accept them.
I'm just embarking on another trip (still using LR3 in my MacBook for reasons I won't bore you with) so I'll pay closer attention this time and see if I can benefit from your advice. Thanks again.