I am new to Lightroom. In order to organize my photos, I wanted to create a catalog. I chose "create a catalog" without selecting any photos. Lightroom proceeded to close out and form an empt catalog. I have lost all of my edited photos. Is there any way to recover them?
Unless you have a real good reason for doing so, using more than one catalog will just complicate things. I would recommend that you stick with one catalog and learn how to organize within that catalog. With Lightroom open, just choose File/Open Recent. Lightroom will list the current catalog as well as the catalog that contains your images. Just choose the other catalog and you should be fine.