Import Moving and Importing

JimM

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I'm familiar with both Moving files and Importing files but what I'm looking for is a hybrid of the two. My default "Import" takes new files and drops them into folders by date. Unfortunately I currently have edited photos in the catalog that are in folders by subject and I'd like to reorganize so that everything is in folders by date - but I don't want to lose my edits. If I try to use the "Import" function to do this it tells me that the files are already in the catalog and won't proceed. Moving them file by file would work but would end up being a career by itself. Is there practical way to do this?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Already imported photos that have been edited by LR should never be reimported. If you want them moved into date named folders, the only way to do that is to use the filter bar and filter these folders by date. Once you have the date identified, you can select these images in the grid and drag the to the corresponding date named folder in the Folder panel
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JimM

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Thanks you for confirming that. That's what I was afraid of. Unless I'm the first one to ever want to do a wholesale reorganization of his file system structure, this sounds like a good feature to have, especially since it's already a feature for files not in the catalog.
 

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Thanks you for confirming that. That's what I was afraid of. Unless I'm the first one to ever want to do a wholesale reorganization of his file system structure, this sounds like a good feature to have, especially since it's already a feature for files not in the catalog.
JimM,

You can submit a feature request to Adobe. Just click on the Feature Request button at the top of the web page. Let us know if you do that, and include a link, so we can LIKE the request.

Phil
 
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