Whenever I import a picture in LR, a separate folder gets created under my pictures on my hard drive and pictures are copied there. It has happened so much, my hard drive is full. I've just now figured out and can replicate what occurs and the problem seems to be with LR. I have uninstalled and reinstalled many times. Same issue. I am using version 5.7.1. I do not have auto import enabled. Backups are being saved under the backup folder and exports are being saved in a different folder than that.