OK here goes. After a major system crash (iMac) I was forced to reload everything. Now my Lightroom is acting differently (may be a new version). My question is when importing (importing from SD card converting to DNG) why does it now force me to put the imported photos into folders?
I have an external drive where I use the year, year Month as my folders. Inside the month folder I don't want to organize any further.
This used to be no problem and I'm sure there is a setting or something I'm missing. HELP!!!!
Yes, it is a setting you are probably missing.
In the Import dialog, go to the Destination panel and confirm the settings. You are probably looking for:
Organize: by date
Under that, in the folder tree, LR will show you the to-be newly created folders using an italics font.