At the top of the import dialog there are several options.
Copy as DNG, Copy, Move and Add.
If you choose the "Add" option the the files will remain just where they are on your HDD and there will be no option to select a destination folder.
As simple as that. Thanks a million, DdeGannes! Have a nice week!
Regards from Brazil.
You are welcome, there are similar options in all the panels, Top, Bottom, Left, Right in the various modules, it allows you to configure them as you wish.
Hi: I am having a similar problem. I checked the threads for this known bug and most of the issues focus on OSX Sierra, not Windows 8.1. I, like others, don't see the destination folder option when I import files to Lightroom from my machine using Windows.81. Before this becomes a mess, I need to fix/repair. What you describe above does not appear as on my screen option. There is no destination folder.
I use the following (just upgraded today from Lightroom/CC 5.8 to 5.9
Lightroom version: CC 2015.9
License: Creative Cloud
Operating system: Windows 8.1
I would like to be able to set destination folders so I can manage the thousands of photos I will need to start working with. Thanks if you can help. I can't find a solution on Google or Adobe's forums with my system setup. I can send a screen snapshot of what I see as I prepare to import my files. Thanks.