Which version of Lightroom (Lightroom > About)?
Which operating system?
Did you always have Organize > By Date and the format 2017/2017-01-01?
There are other folders under the 60D folder that you aren't showing. What are those folders?
Version 4.4.1, OSX 10.10.5 (I know, I have to get my OS updated).
Yes, I always have organize by date and in that format, that just micro-organizes within the folders as far as I'm aware, and sets the date format (mm/dd/yy variations) as far as I am aware.
As far as the rest of the folders, here's a screen shot with more information, but again this is how it has always presented as far as I can tell.
As an example, I want it to (and it always had before) create the subfolder "OLE YMCA luau" under the "60D" folder tab (why the 60D folder is selected, telling it I want the subfolder to live inside the folder 60D) as it did for the subfolders "ALE 6th grade chorus", "ALE arts council throwing", "ALE CCAC birthday" and "ALE ccac giving tuesday", but instead throws the files into the subfolder "2017"
Ok what folder or folders are under the folders 2017-01 13, 19, and 20? Is that OLE YMCA luau under one of those Date folders?
You are right the "Into Subfolder" Name should get written first then the Date format. Did you by chance select a Preset.
First thing to do is close LR then restart your Mac and test. If that doesn't change anything then try delete the Preference file.
Those are the folders Lightroom made instead of what I told it to make using the "into subfolder" option (being the last 3 days I imported).
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that and respond back if it does not fix the problem.