What do you mean the import dialog won't work?
Exactly what happens? Describe in detail.
Show us a screen capture.
The folder I'm trying to bring in, the engagement photo has about 300 images in it.
I bring up the dialog, click it, and this happens. Nothing shows up and for a second, in the bottom corner is has a quick buffer but then that disappears.
And this happened actual happened after I moved a folder in that same drive over to the new drive.
Were the folders that you moved already in Lightroom? Had they already been imported? Your description of what is happening doesn't seem to flow very well, and it's difficult to understand what is happening. Can you explain in more detail and possibly provide a screenshot that illustrates the problem?
The photos aren't already in lightroom. Basically no matter what I plug in, the import dialogue doesn't show that anything is present. It doesn't even say no photos were found it just looks like the above image that is most likely still being moderated.
I just plugged in a usb drive with a ton of photos and nothing is showing up.
Expand the Destination panel. Make sure a valid destination folder is selected.
As per 'dj' above- Check Destination panel.
Note- You are trying to MOVE the photos from the Work Drive F: to some other location.
Is this what you intend?
Should you be selecting the "ADD" option at the top of window? and leave the photos in their current location.