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Even after you brought photos into the Organizer, you can still move your photos around to different folders, or even a different drive in your computer system, but you have to do that from inside of the Organizer, not out in your operating system, so that the Organizer could keep track of those moves. Remember that the Organizer is not a physical location. It's just a database or index that keeps track of where you keep your photos in your computer system. I think the easiest way to move photos from folder to folder is working here in Folder Location view.
In the Folders panel, you can see that inside of my 05-03 folder, I have the four photos that you see in the Media Browser. I'd like to take the two photos that contain apples and put them into a different folder. First I'm going to make that new folder. I'll right-click, or Ctrl+Click if you have one-button mouse on a Mac, on the 05-03 folder and from the menu that pops up, I'll choose New Folder, and that makes a new folder inside the 05-03 folder that I'd selected.
I'll type a name for this new folder. I will call it Apples and press Enter or Return. That actually makes a folder out on my hard drive that didn't exist a moment ago, and it keeps track of that new folder here in the Organizer. The new folder doesn't have a blue card in it and that means that the folder doesn't yet contain any photos that are part of this catalog. Now I'm going to go back and click on my 05-03 folder again so that I can access a couple of photos to bring into my new subfolder. I'll click on this photo, and then I'll hold the Shift key and I'll click on this one. And then I'll click on either one and I'll drag on top of the Apples folder over here in the Folders panel and when see a triple-icon, I'll release my mouse.
You can see that there are no Apple photos in the 05-03 folder. But if I click on the Apples folder, there are my Apple photos. And they not only appear to be in a different place here in the Organizer, but moving them here in the Organizer has physically moved them out on my hard drive. I'm going to go back and click on the 05-03 folder again. Now let's say that you're not working in Folder Location view, but you're working in Thumbnail view, so you don't have access to this list of folders over here on the left. Well, in that case, the way to move photos would be this.
I'm going to select these two photos, clicking on one and Shift+Clicking on another, and then I'm going to use a menu command. I'll go to the File menu and I'll choose Move. That opens this dialog box. In this column, I can see the photos I've selected to move, and I can add some more to that list by clicking the Add button. We'll just stick with these two. Here I'll choose a destination to which I'm going to move these two photos. I'll click the Browse button and I'll use the arrows to left of the folders to navigate to the place where I want to put these two photos.
I'm going to click the arrow to the left of desktop, and then I'll make sure that the Exercise Files arrow is expanded. I'll come down to Chapter_05, click that arrow, and just keep burrowing down until I get into the 05-03 subfolder. I'll select that, and now I'm going to make a new subfolder, by clicking Make New Folder. I'll call this one Lemons and press Enter or Return, and you can see that my Lemons subfolder is indented under the 05-03 folder, meaning that it is a subfolder of 05-03.
With the Lemons subfolder selected, I'll click OK, and then to execute the move to that subfolder, I'll click OK again. In just a moment, there are no files here in the 05-03 folder. If I go out to my lemons subfolder on my desktop or click on Lemons here, you can see the destination to which I've moved these photos. So that's how simple it is to move photos to another location in your computer system. Just remember to do it from inside the Organizer. If you forget and you do move a file outside the Organizer, then go ahead and listen to the next movie to learn how to reconnect that file to your Organizer.
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