Manual: v5 - Pages 169-176, v6 - Pages 84-87
Categories are essentially a visual way of organising your records. They can mirror the disk locations, indeed you can create Categories from folders when cataloguing images (set via Cataloging Options -> General tab). However, you can also create your own Categories from scratch and then link records to them. The manual doesn't state but ought to, that moving a folder position (certainly of a folder 'representing' a real disk location) on the list does not move that folder and its contents on the system. Whilst such behaviour isn't intended there are doubtless plenty of users who guess this is the case - especially if the folders were created as part of the cataloguing process.
You can alter the name and hierarchy of your Categories or add and delete them as you wish. Using these techniques you can, for instance, build a set of files (records) in nested folders (categories) which you can then create on disk by dragging them out to Finder (Mac) or Explorer (Win).
Question: What are Categories? [FAQ00037.htm]
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