Lightroom 4 help!
I know you said the right side of the import panel was correct, but did you inadvertently check the box that copies the imported files to a backup drive? That can be an issue if there isn't one on-line.
Thank you Mustapha, but I cannot find the box that copies imported files to a back up drive. Only boxes I see 'don't import duplicates', 'make a second copy' this under files handling and 'into subfolder' under destination.