Moving an album to new directory without losing play counts?

I go through much the same process, i.e. new stuff is stored in one place, then moved to another. What works for me (and does retain play counts) is as follows:

  1. Duplicate/copy the album into the new location.
  2. Wait for Roon to scan it (i.e. wait till the progress ‘wheel’ stops spinning).
  3. Delete the original version.

This should result in the album being moved with your play count and any metadata changes intact. Give it a try and let me know how you get on.