Lightroom CC: Import maintaining folder structure

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As I've spent years sorting all of my photographs out into folders and sub-folders I naturally want to maintain that in Lightroom CC.

How can I import hundreds of different folders and sub-folders into Lightroom CC and maintain their structure?

Even when importing from an existing Lightroom Classic Catalog, there doesn't seem to be a way to automatically maintain the folder structure.

I don't want to add 50,000+ photographs and have to re-organise them

Any thoughts ??
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The trick is to drag the folders down to the Collections panel in Classic before migrating, so it creates collections of all your folders. There might be a bit of tidying up to do, depending on your folder structure, but it saves a lot of the work.

Just double check that LRCC will have all the features you need before you migrate - you don't HAVE to migrate at this point.
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I am just evaluating CC but this is a showstopper to me. I cannot afford to recreate my folders' structure - that should be a basic step in this software.