It seems that you are using the " Copy " option while importing the images in Lightroom.
You should select the " Add " option when importing the images from D Drive .
Thanks but i'm trying to get photo's on to the D: drive and LR keeps moving them back to C:
I even tried selecting all photos in each folder one at a time and dragged them over to the D: in LR
and it looked like it worked cause the old folders on C: were empty but now somehow there
are thousands of pictures back in the C: folders.
From where are you importing?
Make sure that you select the correct target destination in the right import panel after selecting 'Copy' on top of the import dialog.
Thanks I did have that on the correct drive. I'm moving from and C: to D: , also moved the catalog to D:
but it just keeps sending pictures back to the folder on C: that I already emptied.
It actually does not do anything on its own
Can you tell us in more detail after which operations you find images back on C drive?