You could use your operating system to COPY (not MOVE) the folders to their desired locations, then from within Lightroom point to the copied folders in their desired locations by using the command Update Folder Location (see the section entitled "Update Folder Location" at Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders); then once everything is correctly working inside of Lightroom, you can delete the original photos in the un-desired locations leaving you with only the copies in the desired locations.
I find Lightroom very hesitant to move folders inside its own database no matter how often we are told we MUST do this.
The idea that you MUST do this in Lightroom is nonsense. The link I gave gives instructions how to copy or move folders in your operating system and reconnect inside of Lightroom, and its actually a safer method than doing it in Lightroom.
dj, thanks for your reply.
Yes, I usually do these moves in the OS and reconnect. I long ago found the interior solution success rate to be about 50-50.
Is there a solution to my desire to move dated daily folders into their monthly folders on the target/receiving computer as an automatic step in the export-import process?
I don't use Import from Another Catalog, so I can't answer. Hopefully someone else knows.
Again, thanks for the contribution.
What problems and issues are seen when moving inside Lightroom? This would be good to know!