Kenn, you need to initialize the settings in the settings dialog. This tells LR where to find the images, and how to import them. Once you fill in the settings, the "Enable" option will become active and you can select it.
Your 100% Correct Michael! What was misleading me was Adobe's instruction set found at Import photos automatically, The first instruction appears to be to Enable Auto Import before doing the setting, clearly not the case.
As an electrical engineer myself, you'd a thunk I would have played with it a little more before bothering you! DUH
Thanks for the quick response!
No I hadn't. As I mentioned in my reply to Michael, the Adobe instruction set shows the Enable operation as the first step. I never once thought to do them out of oder. Thank you for your replay, I could see you were heading in the same direction as Michael!