Fisrt of all hello to everyone!
Now to my problem.. I was using LR 4.4 until recently when I installed LR 5.6 demo. I opened the 4.4 created catalog with the 5.6, it asked me to upgrade it (so I did), and ended up with two catalogs (no problems up to this point).
I was working with the new upgraded catalog without any problems. It was saved and opened a couple of times.
Then yesterday I open the catalog (from recents) and it's empty. No photos, no previews, no thumbs, nothing; only the message to import photos. All my work -gone!
The newly created catalog shows in explorer as 1.3MB, which I would presume is the size of an empty catalog -it shouldn't be empty since I worked on it so something obviously went wrong here... BUT the old 4.4 created catalog is shown at 13.5MB which is more or less the correct size of a not-empty catalog.
-BOTH catalogs are now EMPTY when opened. And no backup was made.
My questions are..
-what the hell happened?
-is there any way of getting the 13.5MB catalog open?
and most importantly and most unlikely..
-is there any way of getting my work back?
Thank you in advance, K
Go into Lightroom, select File->Open Recent and see if any of those catalogs contain your photos.
You probably accidentally created a new catalog.
You're actually right! When upgrading catalogs two of them got joined into one! It took opening all catalogs one by one to find out!