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Move (not Copy) photos to a folder: drag and drop
Delete a folder: right-click on it, select Delete
How do you proceed? give screen shots.
By default, you import photos into a base directory, which creates a directory with the current year as name and then creates a directory with the shooting date. There it puts the imported pictures. If the directories exist, the files are only added.
If however you change the base directory, a new year/date structure is created, even if it exists in the old directory tree. LR can hide the base directory path, so you may have the impression, that a directory exists twice in the tree.
How do I add photos to an existing folder? Whenever I try to do it, it creates a sub-folder, which I do not want.
This is a setting in the Import dialog window in the Destination area. Look at and read all the options that are available in that area. Select the ones you want, don't select the ones you don't want.
LR doesn't Delete folders, IIRC, it only removes them from the catalog. To completely remove a folder from your hard drive and the LR catalog first remove it from LR then using your operating systems file manager delete it. NOTE that using the file manager will also delete all images, files, inside of that folder. That is why you should first remove it from the LR catalog.