My lightroom istallation puts all photos of 2023 into the last folder of 2022. I used to move them manually, but it bothers me. Does anyone have an idea why this happens?

In case my camera model matters: Sony Alpha 7 IV

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When importing ensure the folder above the 2023 and 2022 folder is selected as the top folder. Lightroom will then import the dated folders into the correct year.

I suspect in you example you selected the folder 2022-12-10 before importing. Lightroom went ahead and created the desired folder structure of YYYY/YYYY-MM-DD under that folder.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sadly even when selecting the top level folder it still does copy it into the 2023 folder under 2022 \$\endgroup\$
    – Peter
    Jun 11, 2023 at 13:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @peter can you post screenshots of the whole sidepanel showing the folder selection at import? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 11, 2023 at 13:22

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