Lightroom 6 treats "Mark as Up-to-Date" followed by "Create Folder Inside Foo" as a move action.

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If you modify many photos published via one of Lr's publish services and don't want those changes to result in a re-upload, you can select the group then right-click them and say "Mark as Up-to-Date".

This is fine, but it takes a considerable amount of time for hundreds or thousands of photos. Maybe I'm just impatient, but twice now since upgrading to Lr 6 I have tried to create another folder while this is going on, which causes no visible effect in Lr because it apparently can't do that in parallel; then the instant the group of photos is marked up-to-date, that same set then starts moving into the new folder!

Given that these photos likely come from all over the library, this then means you have to go and spend a bunch of time moving them back to where they came from, since Undo doesn't work.

My guess is that there is something inside Lightroom that mistakenly treats "long-running-action followed by create folder" as "move photos to new folder."

I've been a Lightroom user since the pre-1.0 days, and this has never happened to me, so I'm guessing this is a new bug in Lr6.
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I haven't seen this in recent releases. Either it's fixed now, or it was pilot error.