Missing Source File - Lightroom 5

pilotkid

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Aug 22, 2006
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Hey everyone. I'm looking for help regarding missing source files in Lightroom 5. Whenever I go to print a photo from Lightroom I can't print. Its like this with ALL of my photos and I just discovered this since I bought a Canon Pixma Pro-100 and just started to (attempt) to print my own photographs.
This is the exact message I get: "There is one photo in this print job which is missing its source file. It will not be printed." I have no idea what to even think about this! I get this message with every photo I have imported into Lightroom 5(103 photo's).
Am I importing my photos wrong or something? I have no idea...

Thanks for the help!
 

Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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Since you imported, did you move or rename the original folder that you imported from?
If you did, then there is a function to search for the source file. Cant recall in which menu atm.
 

pilotkid

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Aug 22, 2006
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Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
I'm not getting any kind of missing file alert until I go to print. But what I just found out is that I'm only editing the "smart preview" not the original file. I'm wondering if I am importing only smart previews and leaving the original file on my cameras SD card? Is that possible? That would explain why it can't find the original file, because when I remove the SD card it won't have the original file...
 

Alexander.Of.Oz

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Oct 29, 2013
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When you import, are you adding to the library or moving the RAW files? Check that screen for which tab at the top is active. It could possibly be what you mentioned in your last reply.