Hi! I have a Mac and I'm using the Lightroom 5. After I created a smart collections folder all my other folders and catalogs all vanished. This has happened to me before and I forgot what I did to go back to the other folders. I tried going to "File" than "Open Recent" but it only has the current photo files and no options to click on my older folders. What can I do? Thanks in advance.
File->Open Recent should contain catalogs, not "photo files".
Have you actually tried opening the catalogs listed under File->Open Recent?
*Yes, I have tried opening the "OPEN RECENT" but it only lists the photos
that are currently showing up and not the others. I really should of wrote
down what I did last time. I remember it was just a few clicks and it was
restored again. My fault.*
Perhaps we are having language difficulties ... File->Open Recent shows catalogs, not photos, and I am requesting you open each catalog and see if it contains the missing photos or folders.