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Aug 30, 2010 20:03 |  #1

Does anyone know how to get your photos to go into a sub folder on your backup drive? When I import photos into LR3 I check the backup box. My photos go into LR in a subfolder, but it just dumps all the photos into the "photography" folder on my backup drive, instead of putting them in a subfolder.




  
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Aug 30, 2010 21:54 |  #2

You have to tell it where to put them. Just run it through the folder tree so it knows where to put them. Then it should be automatic on every import.


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Aug 30, 2010 22:00 |  #3

I do tell it to put them in the "photography" folder, but my problem is it does not put them into a subfolder even though I name a subfolder in LR. Shouldn't the backup essentially mirror what is happening on your drive? It just dumps all the picture in one place, which is an organization nightmare!




  
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Aug 31, 2010 04:31 |  #4

You have to create the subfolder yourself. Click on the triangle to the right of "Make a second copy to ..." and select "Choose folder". In the folder tree window that opens, select the main folder and then click "Make a new folder". Rename the subfolder that is created. I give it a name with a date like that which the folder on my internal will have plus descriptive text. Then, after importing, in Library I add the same text to the date folder.


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Aug 31, 2010 06:53 |  #5

Thanks! This was exactly what I needed! Really wish LR would automatically create a folder to mirror what was happening on the main drive.




  
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Aug 31, 2010 07:44 |  #6

jeljohns wrote in post #10821895 (external link)
Thanks! This was exactly what I needed! Really wish LR would automatically create a folder to mirror what was happening on the main drive.

LR doesn't know if you plan on keeping your images in the folder you import to so mirroring the import doesn't do any good. If you wish to have a mirrored set of images from your internal drive use a backup/syncing software to do that. There are several free ones available.


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