You can't do that but this will do what you want
1 Import using MOVE
2 IMMEDIATELY Select "Previous Import" from the Catalog panel in Library Module
3 Select ALL these photos
3 Do menu item in Library Module "Library/Convert to DNG"
thanks bob - will try that
Copy as DNG.
Delete the originals if you are certain you do not wish to archive or back them up, using your operating system..
Thanks for advice
Let me ask you. Once I copy as dng where are the files located. In original folder as dng and the nef files are there as well? So I would then have to move the dng files into my LR library and relink the top level folder and then delete the nef files. Correct?
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You do the "copy as dng" when you are importing and you decide where to copy the files to in the right side of the import dialog. See screen capture. Select where you wish the files to be copied to under Destination.
See the message at the top "Copy as DNG" Convert to DNG and copy in a new location and add to the Catalog. That is what will happen.