Lightroom Classic: How to tether into an existing folder structure?

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I got a job for an employee shooting in which each employee is to be photographed individually. There is already a folder structure with one folder for each employee. I would like to tether directly from my 5D II into this structure so that I can sort the photos directly. What is the best way to do this?
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Could you please give us a hint on what the current directory structure is?
This is what I would have done.
Suppose, I am on Windows. And I have a directory structure c:/OrgName/Employees and then each employee name inside.
In the Tether Settings panel, the following can be entered:

Location: c:/OrgName
Session Name: Employees

Select Segment Photos by Name and enter each employee name as it exists in the folder.

Thanks,
Sunil
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I am using a mac, but this shouldnt be a problem.
My location is ‎⁨Macintosh HD⁩ ▸ User ▸ username ▸ documents ▸ Stufenfotos.

But when I am doing it like this, I have to make a new folder for each of the 170 employees out of lightroom, right? Or how to use the existing structure?

Thank you!
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Not sure if your client has already created a folder structure. If yes and it's empty, copy it to to the Stufenfotos folder in your computer.
Now keep Macintosh HD⁩ ▸ User ▸ username ▸ documents as the Location in the Settings window.
Session name is Stufenfotos.
Now, select "Segment by Photos" and provide the segment name as an existing folder name (student name) that you copied. 
After you are done with a student, press Command + Shift + T and provide the next student name according to the folders that you copied. 

Thanks,
Sunil