Lightroom: After importing, what is the best way to move/organize images to different folders?

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After importing pictures I want to distribute them to different folders. Do I have to syncronize each of these folders (or parent folder) to make Lightroom updated with new location?
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Linda Austnes

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What Jim said.

If you have to change the physical location of files after you import into Lightroom, all changes should be done inside of Lightroom. (Lightroom cannot see changes made using the OS X Finder or Windows Explorer)

I also agree with his assessment to use Collections and metadata as a means to further organize your images.