Import to custom folder names

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We used to be able to customise the folder structure used by LR during import by modifying TranslatedStrings.txt. As of a few releases back this seems no longer to work and we're left with what someone at Adobe thinks is a sensible way of organising files which does not match how my library looks.
Does anyone know how to customise the folder names for LR Classic? Alternatively is there a plugin that allows me to ingest files to a customisable folder structure on macOS? 
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Carl Bretteville

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catherine Lucas

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I am still able to use custom folders for import while importing. My folders all have the same structure: day/month/year/subject. Once imported I can click on any folder on the left side in library module and change folder name... Hope this helps, not sure if I understand your question right...
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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I updated instructions for keyboard shortcuts using Translated Strings a while back when it changed - same principles should apply to the folder name tweaks.
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Carl Bretteville

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Thank you Victoria! You are my hero! The instructions work beautifully also for the import folder name settings. This saves me _a lot_ of time.
Cheers, Carl 
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Found another workaround by exporting a preset and manually editing that: