Has anyone experienced this behavior in lightroom?
I opened up the develop module in one of my libraries to discover I was editing a JPEG instead of the RAW (CR2). When navigating to the folder housing all the orignals I discover that it's missing along with a few random other files, but my libary is istill ntact, without errors and it's substituting JPEGs for about 10 of my images, with the RAWS nowhere to be found. Maybe there's a setting I'm not aware about that I am bumping, but this feels like something I would have to intentionally do.
I regularily shoot RAW + JPEG on my camera and load them both in on import (with the setting to nest them both as one image in library view) I'm thankful I still have the JPEG there for the memories, but would prefer to keep the RAWs there forever.
Can anyone tell me how I did this to my library? More importantly, what can I do extra or stop doing to ensure my RAWs always stay put?
The only thing you can do is double check the settings on your camera to ensure that you are shooting in the right format. I agree with the previous comment that Lightroom and LrC will not change the format of your raw images to JPEG. It simply does not happen.