No you're not, and it looks like you're not the only one as there's another thread with this same issue.
Are you talking about Lr v6 upgrade - missing ALL collections (regular & smart) ?
Yes, that's happening for me too, I forgot to put it in the question though.
So, this indeed seems like the same issue, if not, they're at least closely related. - I hope the duplicate is not a big problem, if, you can close it.
As I also forgot the OS, I'm on Win 8.1
Moritz, as I suspect Brent is US based and probably asleep right now, perhaps you could zip up a copy of the LR5 catalog and dropbox me a link and I'll attempt an upgrade? Don't need the previews and zipping it would make it much smaller
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble. Is there any chance that you are not upgrading the correct catalog? For example, maybe you're upgrading an old, backup catalog which does not contain all of your tagging/collections, etc.? What happens if, instead of opening the catalog in Lightroom 6, you open it in Lightroom 5?
If you have a catalog that looks right in Lightroom 5, and not in Lightroom 6, then I would very much like to take a look at it. I would need the original Lightroom 5 catalog, not the version that has been upgraded for Lightroom 6. I would need just the catalog, and would not need any photos, previews, etc. As Sean notes above, zipping the catalog makes it much smaller. You could upload it to Dropbox, or a similar service, and send me a link. Or, if you prefer, I can contact you privately and give you login credentials for an Adobe ftp server that you could upload it to.
Hey there Sean and Benjamin,
Sorry for the late response, I had a lot to do yesterday.
But I just had the chance to double check. Turns out you were absolutely right.
I have LR6 residing on a new Laptop and copied the wrong catalog. This lead to having two different catalogs open, the correct LR5 catalog on the old laptop and the wrong, upgraded, catalog in LR6.
The wrong catalog however was bigger and contained about 2k photos more than the old one... So I jumped to the conclusion I have an older version open in LR5 and the most recent one is the one containing the most images...
I really should have compared the last modified date..... That's awfully embarassing and I'm quite sorry I caused a commotion over nothing.
So thank you two very much for your quick help. I really appreciate your offer to perform an upgrade of my catalog and taking a look at it, in the case it had been corrupted, that's really kind.
I'm so glad right now that your guess was right and I have a working catalog again. This definitely made my day! Thanks again
Glad to hear it!