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Stop lightroom moving my photos!

New Here ,
Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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Hi All,

I am very happy with the folders I keep my photos in, and how I put them, and what hdd I store my photos on, however lightroom has different ideas!

Every time I import, it deletes them off where I have them nicely organized where I will not get them confused, and puts them onto the wrong drive and organizes them purely in date order - argh!

How do I stop lightroom moving my files  and re-ogranising them? I want the files kept exactly where I left them and in the same folders please haha!

Thanks for your help - adobe classic pc user.

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Community Expert , Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

The import dialog offers different options. If you want your images to remain in their current location, be sure to choose the Add option.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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You do that yourself in the import dialog. Select 'ADD' at the top of the import dialog if you do not want to copy or move the images.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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been a life saver, thanks a ton!

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The import dialog offers different options. If you want your images to remain in their current location, be sure to choose the Add option.

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New Here ,
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ah great thank you!

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