I merged two libraries, one uses folders like
d:\photos\yyyy\yyyy-mm-dd the other
e:\photos\yyyy\mm\dd. I moved all of these to a NAS, but now the structure is inconsistent.
Similar to this question, I would like to change the folder structure for all photos in a library, so that every existing photo in the library is moved to
\\nas\photos\yyyy\yyyy-mm\yyyy-mm-dd. I tried re-importing the existing photos which allows moving them into my desired structure, but that deletes all information associated with the old version of the photo. There doesn't seem to be a way to change the structure when importing a library either.
I could just do it by hand, but that's tedious and error-prone... There doesn't seem to be a plugin to do this, and checking out the API reference in the 5.0 SDK it doesn't seem to be possible to move a folder from a plugin like you can manually from the UI(?)
I guess it might be possible to change the structure using SQLite queries (the library is just a database file), but the image files would still need to be moved manually.
Or can I create a new library, import-move the photos to my desired structure and then import my old library, to get my metadata (develop settings, etc) back?