the display i receive when trying to import now is "some import operations were not performed" the following files were not imported because they could not be read... = all photos?
“Cannot be read” means your DESTINATION folder in LR Import is not writable so no files were copied from the memory card to that location and LR cannot read them to perform the Import.
So check your destination folder at the top right of the Import panel. Usually it has accidentally gotten changed to something unintended, but it could also be that the folder permissions are somehow not writable, anymore.
Thank you SSPRENGEL, my import location had not changed but when i changed to a different path the import worked, not sure why the original path is no longer working? will continue to trouble shoot computer....