I'm completely new to lightroom so please bare with me. When I attempt to import photos, the pics don't appear in lightroom with the destination folder options to the right side but on a large white pop up window with options at the top that list; photos, shared, albums, projects, and import. It still gives me the option to import selected pics or import all but I don't see any of the destination options on the right side once they're imported.
The destination options only display on the right side when you are using the import dialog. Are you using the import dialog? A screenshot of what you are seeing would be helpful.