Since you didn't tell us what version of Lightroom you are using, I can be specific as to where to find this option ... however when you Import, you have a choice of Copy, Add, or Copy as DNG. You want to select Copy or Add.
Thanks for the reply! I just downloaded lightroom in the last year. So it might be the newest version? I can't tell which version it is. I will go check out the import... copy or add steps. Thx!
It worked! Thank you so so so much!