I'm a Mac user and a newbie to Lightroom having recently imported my Aperture Library to that application. Following the import from Aperture, a folder was created in my Pictures Folder called LightroomMasters and all the masters went into that folder in subfolders...year and date. I believe this is the correct default process. However, images I have imported since then have gone into the selected Collections OK but the later masters are not in Pictures/LightroomMasters, they have been put in dated folders but these are on the top level in Pictures. Hence looking at the content of my Pictures Folder I have dated folders (containing these later imports) and further down in Pictures I have the LightroomMasters Folder which has not been added to since the original Aperture import. I guess if I manually move these "outside" folders into the LightroomMasters folder, Lightroom Catalogue will then not be able to find them. Am I missing something here? Any suggestions
You can manually move the folders from within LR. Simply drag and drop the folder to its new location. This will move the files on your drive.
If you move the folders with finder, you will have to tell LR where folder is now located. It will show a '?' on the folders it can not find. Right click a folder and select to update its location.
NEVER do re-import!