Help - Lightroom started downloading NEF as DNG

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I had a problem this morning where all of my lightroom pictures under a certain category disappeared from lightroom after I saved them to a Seagate drive. This happened once before. After tearing my hair out (what is still left!), I realized that in my process, I somehow changed the name of the category by one letter in Finder. When I replaced the letter, my pictures magically reappeared in lightroom. Problem solved. However, when I downloaded new pictures shortly afterward, they all came in as DNG rather than NEF. In my quest to solve the first problem, what did I hit to make that change? I now want to go back to NEF. Any clues??? Thanks.
 
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Lightroom Classic 9.1 (Camera Raw 12.1) automatically imports my Z7 NEFs as DNGs.
In the IMPORT page the option is COPY AS DNG - the other options won’t import Z files
I should have mentioned that these pics are from the d7200. It always imported from this camera and my d750 as NEF, no problem. I must have hit something!
 
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Look at the top of your import dialog box. You may have selected Copy as DNG as opposed to Copy, Move or Add.

--Ken
 
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Look at the top of your import dialog box. You may have selected Copy as DNG as opposed to Copy, Move or Add.

--Ken
Thank you Ken! The top had ADD highlighted. I switched it to COPY (without the DNG), and I'm back to NEF! Sometimes the simplest things trip me up, and I can't tell you how appreciative I am to have The Cafe in my life. Thanks again.
 

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