Yesterday, I attempted to set up Sync between LrC and Lr.
I went into the Sync preferences and chose to sync Lightroom's images to the external hard drive where all of my images are stored. I also selected the "Use subfolders formatted by capture date" option.
A few things happened that I wasn't crazy about:
I forgot to create a new folder on the hard drive for the Lightroom images.
Several hundred images got dumped right into the root directory of the drive (since I didn't create a folder), rather than into a subfolder with capture date. I am not sure why. Maybe Lightroom couldn't read the capture date?
All of the subfolders for capture date got created on in the root directory of the drive, rather than in a dedicated folder (see #1 above).
This has turned my external drive into a mess. I would like to start fresh and re-do the sync so that the images are stored in a folder on the external drive, rather than right on the root directory of the drive. How do I do this?
The other problem is that I'm getting sync errors for about 45 files that LrC can't upload to Lr, because it can't find the original image. Unfortunately, I lost these original files a few years ago when I was migrating to a new computer. Do I need to delete them entirely in order to avoid sync issues? Even though the originals are gone, I can still view them at low resolution within LrC so I'd rather not delete them for good. I guess I could just move them out of the collection that is syncing to Lr?
I think I figured this out. I removed all of the images from my external drive, and then I rebuilt the sync cache locally. I turned sync back on, after creating a new folder on the external drive and choosing it as the sync location. The files are downloading again and it seems to be working well.
For the missing images, I removed those from the collection that was syncing from LrC to Lr, and put them into a new collection in LrC and chose NOT to sync that.