Could you please check if the destination location has full read and write permissions while importing in Lightroom?
Try to change the destination location to desktop and then, import.
ok were are read write permissions
Tried changing destination folder that seems to work...but is this ok and what went wrong
If you were able to import by changing the destination to desktop, it means that the issue was due to previous destination location.
You did not have full permissions to copy images at that location and due to that reason you were unable to import.