Lightroom CC on Macbook Pro save to files

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I recently move to a new plan for 1TB to try it out for a year.  I sync a small number of album from my lightroom classic to CC and seems to work.  On my iMac, I setup store a set of originals to my local iMac.  Now when I am away from home on my Macbook Pro or iPad Pro and tried to save some of the images I edit to my MacBook local drive so I can upload to a phonebook site.  It cannot and complains that my original NEF file are missing.  I though lightroom CC suppose to save my original NEF to the cloud (which I have 1TB) and a backup copy as well on my local drive (iMac since I set it up that way).
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Update:  This definitely a lightRoom bug.  I use the browser and login from lightroom.adobe.com to view my photo.  I select the same photo and download the original and seems to download the NEF file.  Heck, now I can't download my edited photo to do a photo book.
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Louis,

When you are on your Macbook Pro and you receive the message that your original NEF is missing, can you click on the ( i  ) icon in the lower right and scroll down to Sync Status. Does it show that you have a Smart Preview or the Original file? See example. 
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It says Local: Original File and Cloud : Original Backed up like you have on the screen.
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I am confused about something, Louis.  In your original post you say " I sync a small number of album from my lightroom classic to CC and seems to work"  How did you do this? 
  • Did you sync these from Lightroom Classic to the cloud?
  • Or, did you import them into Lightroom CC as a catalog?
  • Or, did you do an actual Add Photos from storage on disk into Lightroom CC?

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In Lightroom classic, I export to catalog then import that catalog into lightroom CC on my iMac.  Definitely the NEF files are on the cloud because I can download them thru the web browser on my Macbook Pro but just can't download the edited images in full resolution.

Ok.. I check it more carefully in the album, there are some files that are NOT Original and only say Smart Preview... I randomly pick couple as I answer your previous question and they happens to be Original.
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