4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2017 1:34 PM by MTBirder

    Import

    MTBirder Level 1

      After a hiatus, I am back working in LightRoom CC. Previously, when I Imported from a folder on my hard drive, LR maintained the file hierarchy in the Source folder. Now it wants to import using a file structure based on the dates the documents were created. This will, obviously, create a lot of work and wasted time in order to recreate the hierarchy I want to use. I have been unable to find any information on this. Any thoughts or suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Import
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Lightroom doesn't "want" to do anything on its own. You just need to pay close attention to the import dialog and be sure to configure it the way you want it. One of the options is to use dated folders. I don't use that. I choose into one folder and then into subfolder. I choose the main folder in the right-hand folder tree. Then I name the new subfolder where I want the images to be imported to.

          • 2. Re: Import
            Bob Somrak Level 5

            Just use ADD instead of MOVE or COPY during import and the folder structure will be the same.  Then you won't have to worry about any of the destination settings.  (in fact they won't even be available)

            • 3. Re: Import
              MTBirder Level 1

              Thanks, Jim, I understand that LR does "think" LOL However if I understand what you describe, it doesn't seem to make the work to create the file structure I want any simpler. It just happened automatically 15 months ago or so before a family emergency took me away from work. Is there a Preference or other setting somewhere that I'm missing? Or do I not quite get what you're suggesting?
              However, if I understand what you describe, it doesn't seem to make the work to create the file structure I want any simpler, I rename all the folders with dates before import rather than after. It just happened automatically 15 months ago or so before a family emergency took me away from work. Is there a Preference or other setting somewhere that I'm missing? Or do I not quite get what you're suggesting? I should probably add back then I was pretty much a newbie to LR, and am still struggling a bit to get up to speed.
              Thanks for your continued assistance.

              • 4. Re: Import
                MTBirder Level 1

                Thanks, Bob. I'll try that, too. Although I think I just found the setting I need!Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 2.32.48 PM.png