The views you have available in the Catalog panel are limited to just a few.
Just below the Catalog panel, click the triangle next to the Folders panel. This will expand theFolders list, where you can see your full library organized according to the folders where you have imported them.
Note that every time you do a new import, your view is (by default) changed to "Previous Import" so that you can see the new photos that you've just added.
Hmmmm... that makes sense,except it used to be different. Just changed suddenly. It used to have a while list (below the 3 choices above) and not in folders (which is just whats on my computer) ... organized by each import. I wish I had taken a screenshot at some point of that that looked like...
I have looked at catalog options and can NOT figure out what happened. It was there forever.. now gone
That's odd, since the Catalog panel has only a very few special collctions listed, and never more than one previous import.
Is it possible you had some collections created and were viewing the olections panel? That's all I can thnk of.
No, I never made collections. This is the weirdest! Thanks for trying to help!