Well done - you get the prize for the 100,000th post making the exact same point about the exact same issue while adding absolutely nothing of value to the discussion.
Adobe is aware that the new Import doesn't fly, and intends to reintroduce (their words) "the previous import experience". When, only Adobe knows.
Apologies for the trouble.
As mentioned by Keith, yes we are aware of the ongoing issues with last update of Lightroom and are currently working on it.
For now, would suggest you to follow the below steps :
- Go to Lightroom Preferences > General > uncheck "show add photos screen"
- Lightroom Preferences > Performance > uncheck "use graphics processor "
- Restart Lightroom and check if you are able to import
- If the above steps do not help, then roll back to the last version and refer this article for the same : https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/roll-back-to-prior-update.html
Keith is right, 80% of the posts on this forum are basically on this subject and Adobe has publicly acknowledged and apologized for the issue: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2015/10/lightroom-6-2-release-update-and-apology.h tml . It's the biggest post ever in the feedback forum: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/new-update-6-2. You can fix the problem RIGHT NOW by going back to 2015.1.1/6.1.1. http://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-roll-back-to-lightroom-2015-1-1-or-lightroom-6-1-1/ . That works fine (as long as you ignore the update notices) until they release the next update. I don't think much said here will speed up that release.
Thank you for your kind reply. I know that some (Keith included) may find this hard to believe but IMHO forums make it incredibly difficult for non-forum users to get information. I am not at all familiar with this forum (or any for that matter) and I did several searches (to the best of my knowledge) looking for a solution. I have a very busy photography business and I do not have the time to spend hours searching for an answer to a question. That was the reason for my post. And it worked.... because I got the information I needed.
It was not my intent on adding anything to any conversation. I was looking for technical support for Adobe to solve two problems that I am having. I am not a forum user, nor do I plan on becoming one. I am a photographer looking to improve my work flow. This appears to be the only way to tech support. I got it... no thanks to you.
I completely understand your concern.
Glad to know that you got it sorted.