Most likely you imported into Lightroom using the Copy option, and so copies of your photos were placed into a folder that you didn't want them to be in. If you import into Lightroom using the Add option, the photos remain where they are and are not duplicated/copied.
Thanks Di. I used Copy as DNG. Would that have the same effect?
It's similar, it has the effect of converting your original image to a DNG file as a "copy" of your original image, in the location specified.
Ah I see!
I wish to use DNGs so is there a way I can save the copy back to Pictures instead of Windows (C)?
May I suggest that you not use folders or folder location as your organizing mechanism? Lightroom provides so many superior tools that using folders as an organizing mechanism is like buying a Porsche and then using only the first two gears. I suggest that you use keywords and other metadata (like captions) to identify/categorize your photos, and then search for your photos also using keywords and other metadata. Then, it doesn't matter what folder(s) the photos are in, you can find the photos easily.
Thanks for that suggestion - actually I do use Keywords as well. But as a
relative newby I am using belt and braces to look after my images. Perhaps
I ought to trust LR more!
Thanks for your input.