Changing a folder name causes lightroom to unsync to your files?

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Changing a folder name causes lightroom to unsync to your files?

I noticed that when I change a folder name on my hard drive that contains photographs that have already been edited in lightroom that lightroom cannot find the files again, the folder in lightroom has the old name, if I rename it to the new name it's synced again and you can edit the photographs again.

Is this a default setting in lightroom? This seems counter intuitive to maintaining editability of files using lightroom. What happens in 5 years if I want to go back and re-edit a photograph and that photographs folder has been renamed, I'd have to try to figure out what the old folder name was or all the old edits of the photo would be lost wouldn't they? What if I move the file into another folder, seems the same thing would result?

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