This update wiped out my keyword list. I do nature photography and use an extensive list of over 3,000 keywords. Now that keyword list is gone! We should have been warned about this update requiring backups of keywords and other preferences. I have a backup file from March but added hundreds of new items to the keyword list since then. This is a disaster. Someone please tell Adobe that if they make a huge update that requires backing up keyword lists first they MUST tell notify us. Did this happen to anyone else?
This does not sound like intended behavior. I just upgraded today from 5.5 to 5.6 and still have my keywords.
But it's a good reminder to make catalog backups more frequently
Is the Keyword List panel missing? Or is it Empty?
If the first, right click on any other panel header and restore the Keyword List by putting a check next to it.
The keywords I had created were all gone - not the panel. I installed my old backup list from March and now have to replace a few hundred entries. Next time there is an update to LR I will backup my keyword list first.