Maintain folder structures on import
Add an option to preserve empty folder structures on import!
Often I or an assistant editor will create a folder structure in the finder with empty folders to be populated with media later on in the production workflow (i.e. Final mix stems, color files, graphics). Currently if you import empty folders or folders with only one item in them, those empty folders disappear on import and the single item that was inside them is left outside any folder. This prevents planning and proper organization, and I'm not sure what the benefit of it is? Fewer folders? But I wanted those, that's why I made them.
Just leave the folder structures as they are, don't change them. If some users want an option to "automatically remove empty folders on import" then add that, but don't make removing them the default.
Importing empty folder structures is an essential organizational tool for any medium to large scale professional production. I made this same request in May of 2018 and have never gotten a response or seen it addressed, I really I hope I do this time!
Sunny Sawrav commented
Dear Adobe. Please have this sorted. Please.
paul wedel commented
Please address this, it's infuritating.
I've just spent the last hour meticulously setting up my folder structure in Finder with a ton of stock footage and it's come into PP with 2 of the folders present...??
So bored of this banal stuff... Does anyone at adobe actually monitor this? Or am i better off on the Adobe PP facebook page?
Ed Stables commented
Seems a bit wrong that the head of Adobe got $45 million compensation in 2020 and yet here we are just waiting for basic, unambitious fixes for years on end.
Ed Stables commented
Please please please can we have this
Alec Ditonto commented
Agreed -- this is pretty straightforward stuff. Should be an import setting or preference.
Andreas Oterhals commented
We also need this. When we do 2-300 projects a year, making a standard folder structure is a massive time-saving and refindability issue.
Phil D. commented
Any word on this Adobe?