LIGHTROOM - Intelligent updating of moved folders

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Could you please add an option to tell Lightroom to automatically update folder locations when trying to import files which are already in the Lightroom catalogue?

It is a complete waste of time, having to constantly tell Lightroom that the images which were first imported from the desktop of my laptop computer, have now been moved to their permanent home on my external hard drive!
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Helge Mruck

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How would you envisage that working? How would Lightroom know where you'd put them?
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Helge Mruck

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I would envisage lightroom to detect the new location of my images, when I drag a new set of folders from my photo hard drive onto the Lightroom icon to import any new additions. Lightroom already is very good at identifying previously imported images - all it would have to do is check if these images are now residing in a location which differs from the original import. Then it could offer the option to update folder location.