Lightroom CC: Preserve folder structure with migration from Ligthroom 6

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I organized my photos in lightroom 6 in folders and not in collections on my IMac. After 4 days auf migration to lightgroom CC all my 30.000 photos are in one folder (All Photos).

Now I have two questions to solve my problem:

- Is there a possibility to get my structure of folders with the photos into CC?

- How can I delete the photos from lightroom CC ? I can't import a photo into CC in a rebuild structure, because it's already part of "All Photos".

Please excuse my writing, but I'm not an English native.
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Willfried Weiß

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Priya Verma, Employee

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Hi Willfried,

Please re-launch your Lightroom CC app and share a snapshot of your Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC folder structure.

We will try to resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Priya
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Willfried Weiß

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Hi Priya,

thank you for your quick answer and the desire to help me. Enclosed I send the two desired snapshots.

The first one shows an example of the folder structure in Lightroom 6.

The folders in the second one under "Album" I created by hand and then imported new photos into them, which had not been migrated before.

Many thanks

Willfried
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Priya Verma, Employee

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Hello Willfried,

Migration from Lightroom Classic CC to Lightroom CC can only migrate your collection's hierarchy. The folder hierarchy is not migrated.
This is documented in https://helpx.adobe.com/in/lightroom-cc/using/migrate-to-lightroom-cc.html
Items that do not get migrated
NOTE:

Collections of your photos in Lightroom Classic CC automatically become albums in Lightroom CC. The following data in your Lightroom Classic CC catalog won’t be available in Lightroom CC after migration:

  • Snapshots
  • Custom metadata
  • Creations: books, slideshows, and print/web creations
  • Shares on Lightroom for the web
  • Map-saved locations
  • Folders and folder hierarchy
  • Smart collections
  • Develop history
  • Color labels (migrated as keywords in Lightroom CC)
However, in Lightroom CC, you can see your Data organised by Capture Date as shown in snapshot belowhttps://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/migration-from-ligthroom-6-to-cc?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_reply&utm_content=topic_link
Hope this helps,
Priya
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Willfried Weiß

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Thanks Priya,

your answer unfortunately does not help to solve my problem.
I have hundreds of folders with date and occasion and hundreds with special items like "cactus" oder "sky" and no keywords with the photos.
If there is no way, I need to delete all photos out of my Lightroom CC. Can you tell me how I can do that? Than I will import them folder by folder. I've just retired and so I will take the time ...

Thank you very much and a nice weekend 
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Priya Verma, Employee

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I feel sorry that you will have to work on creating hierarchy all over again. Although, migration only takes cares of migrating Collections hierarchy, let me try to figure out if there can be an easier way for you. 
Meanwhile, here is a thread that you might find insightful: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/import-maintaining-folder-structure
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Priya Verma, Employee

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This is one thing that can be worth trying out: 
You can right click your folder "Pictures" in Lightroom and from the options select : Create Collection set "Pictures"
This will create a collection set in your Lightroom classic library preserving all the hierarchy. As collection's hierarchy can be migrated to Lightroom CC, we can then attempt migrating it over.

The only limitation will be that Lightroom CC only supports 5 levels of hierarchy. Still, I think it will reduce some effort at your end.

Once this is done, I can help you with re-migration.


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