Keep photos in same files as on my pc

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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I have my photos organized on my PC by folders that are dated. Can I import my photos into current version of Elements into the same named files that they are in on my PC? I do not want Elements to reorganize my photos based on the file date of the photo as that is incorrect.

 

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I have my photos organized on my PC by folders that are dated. Can I import my photos into current version of Elements into the same named files that they are in on my PC? I do not want Elements to reorganize my photos based on the file date of the photo as that is incorrect.

 


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It's your choice.

Either you specify the precise folder for the import of your import batch

or

if you are interested in the advanced downloader option to use the available  folder name hierarchies, new date based folders will be automatically created.

https://helpx.adobe.com/elements-organizer/using/cameras-card-readers.html#get_media_files_from_a_di...

Obviously, the date_taken in the exif is not always meaningful, for instance with scanned docs.

 

Edit!

I did not understand your question. Now, I think that what you want is to migrate from a PC to a newer one?

Then you must not 'import' anything. You have to create a full backup (media files plus catalog folder) to an external drive and restore to the new computer, which will recreate the same folder structure.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html

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