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Importing creates a subfolder and imports my specified folder into the subfolder ??

New Here ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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I have LR Classic v11.3.1

I have an external 4TB drive that I use to import and maintain photos.

The structure:

 

LR Photos

-year

--day

 

This has been working fine for years...literally.

Recently, when I import it creates a subfolder year and then a subfolder under year for the day?

so it looks like this

2022-06-15     576 photos

2022-06-22     438 photos

-2022

--2022-06-22 438 photos

 

It is really driving my nuts for such a trivial issue but I cannot uncover the reasons nor fix the issue.

Any help?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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You have (accidentally?) changed the Date Format field in the Import dialog box in the Destination Panel on the right. Change that back to what it was.

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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That's just the entire issue isn't it...I have no freeping idea of what it was to change it back to.

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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If your Import Preset is one that contains a forward slash [/] then you must select the 'Parent' folder ABOVE the 'Year' folders as the Destination.

 

In your situation: If you use "2022/06" preset AND you highlight "2022" as the destination folder you will get- "2022/2022/06"

If you instead highlight the folder ABOVE "2022" (eg. the {Pictures} folder), then you will correctly get "Pictures/2022/06", etc, for all imports.

 

Any of the presets with as [/] will automatically 'Find' its correct YEAR sub-folder in the "Pictures' heirarchy.

(My explanation not "as clear as mud"! I hope 🙂  )

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Sorry to be dense but what is an Import Preset?

And why now after literally years of proper operation?

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Community Expert ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Sorry! So to be more correct I should have called it "Date Format". This is the setting that affects the Destination folder I am referring to. 

2022-06-23 12_13_53-Lightroom.jpg

Your settings in this panel can be saved as an Import Preset (if you want consistency of settings.) Import Presets appear in the menu at the base of the Import dialog screen:

2022-06-23 12_17_40-Lightroom.jpg

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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And why now after literally years of proper operation?
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The setting got changed accidentally.

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