Lightroom: Why do I keep losing files?

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Why do I keep losing files on Lightroom 5. I import as CR2 files which are converted to .dng and use these for a few days and the when I try to use the files again they are listed as missing. When I do find missing file and point to the correct file, it states that this photo has another name- it has the conversion name with .dng rather than CR2. Why am I losing files
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If Lightroom is functioning normally, then missing files comes from disconnected drive or folder/file moved or renamed outside Lightroom.

PS - if file in catalog is dng, do not select cr2 file when doing the "relocation" thing in Lightroom.

Sounds like you moved (or deleted) the DNG files after importing - that's a no-no.