It depends what destination location was selected at the time of importing in Lightroom.
It could be possible that the destination was changed this time.
If you are able to see those images in Lightroom, right click / command click on the folder or image and choose Show in Explorer/Finder and that will show you the image on your hard drive.
well, I reimported and this time it worked with no changing any folders. yesterday i kept getting importing errors, etc. I will keep reviewing. thanks for the help
Glad to help.