Lightroom Classic: Batch rename folders as well as files, in rename presets

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I've read https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_batch_rename_folders but my point is not simply to rename folders. I'd like to be able to use metadata tokens to define add custom folder names in the file renaming dialog.

There would be many use cases. Please let me provide an example... all my files (pictures and videos) are in a folder hierarchy with meaningfull folder names like
  • "C:\Rolls\2019\01-11 Mom's birthday" and
  • "C:\Rolls\2019\01-14 Vacations in Iceland".
I'd like to move a subset of selected files (in my case videos) to another volume (on a NAS), leaving the other files (pictures) in their current location. But I want that the folder hierarchy gets replicated on the new volume, so that (video) files get moved to "N:\Rolls\2019\01-11 Mom's birthday" and "N:\Rolls\2019\01-11 Vacations in Iceland". In that case, we would need a scheme like
  • "N:\Rolls\{Date(YYYY)}\{Folder Name}\{FileName}" in the move file setting dialog
I need to do that within LR Classic because all files are properly keyworded, and because I want to keep linked smart previews (in the case of pictures).
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Pierre Gérard

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sounds like what you're wanting is for Lr to move only certain files within a folder, and to duplicate the entire folder structure too?
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Pierre Gérard

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I want to move 3000 files from one volume to another one. The files are in random folders which also contain other files not to be moved. On the target volume, hierarchy should be replicated.