LR is doing something weird, when I'm trying to import images into LR. I select the images from an external hard drive to import. I click import and the weirdness sets in. LR creates a folder who's name is the date, something like 2014_10_10 on my desktop. So instead of working in LR from the my external hard drive it's on my desktop hard drive.
So I deleted the newly created folder on my desktop. I then selected an image in the desktop folder in Lightroom and then connected it up with the same image on the external hard drive. LR now creates a folder in the left panel, in the external hard drive. LR then brings in all the images into the external hard drive ( in the LR left panel ).mmrk
Everything OK except for all the time wasted.
Make sure to select add instead of copy in the import dialog if you don't want to create copies of the images somewhere.