When I import a photo (using Copy and specifying a folder destination) into LR it generates a "shell" folder called "2016", within which it puts a dated folder eg "2016-09-13" where it puts the file. Is there a way to prevent the folder "2016" being created? It's creating a bit of a mess in my folder structures. Thanks for any help.
Yes but you have to create user preset date format and then modify it in a text editor. See this web page for instructions.
I have one that only creates the month, MM, and day number, DD so it looks like this 0914.
Thanks! Actually the presets offered include a folder structure without the year as a main folder (2016-09-07 as opposed to 2016/09-07) so that will work for me perfectly. I hadn't realised that option was there! Thanks so much! Rich