Adding canvas uncrops smart object in CS5

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Opened an image as a smart object, cropped it, changed image size, sharpened it, then added canvas to one side of it, only to find that in doing so, it "uncropped" that side of the image before adding extra space, which of course is not what I want. Some of that added canvas is now taken up by a part of the image I cropped out.

Is that normal behavior for CS5 (et al)?

Thanks.
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I also tried rasterizing smart object& making sure it was flat, before adding canvas, but the same thing happens- the right side where I am adding canvas uncrops itself!

I undid add canvas, then saved & closed image, then reopened it. Again I added canvas, and again it mysteriously added back part of image that was cropped!

How can I do any precision work when CS5 does whatever it wants?
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You hid the cropped area when you cropped, so adding canvas exposed the layer data that you decided to keep.

If you had deleted the cropped area when cropping, then extending the canvas could not have exposed the cropped data.

Check the options in the crop tool.
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I thought about that, but could find no setting that would lead me to believe I was not actually cropping image. Setting up to crop a different image now, I do see options to Delete or Hide, but I see Delete is selected. Would it automatically change for different images?

When I reopened saved image (as PSD), and used crop tool to crop to exact size it already was- in other words, not really crop anything- then tried again to add canvas, this time it worked as expected.
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It would not change automatically, but could change based on presets, actions, etc.

Again, if the cropped area was deleted, then it could not be re-exposed.