So, I've been having a curious and annoying issue. When I do an import from a memory card, everything looks fine on import. The images get imported and show in the catalog. The backup even gets sent to my NAS. I'm able to edit, modify tag images and do all the things normally associated with LR. As soon as I shutdown LR and reopen, however, the newly imported catalog vanishes along with all the edits, etc.
If I think sync the folder above (I sort by year, so each day has a specific folder, in this case if I go to the 2015 folder) and sync, I'm able to get all the pictures back into the catalog. From that point on, I can exit and restart LR with no issues with the catalog. Of course, since this is a re-import, I've lost all my edits/changes, etc.
Any thoughts on this issue?
Sounds like you are (accidentally?) opening a different or new catalog each time.
If you look under File->Open Recent and try to open each of the catalogs listed there, do you find the catalog with the desired photos?
Thanks, DJ. I thought you might be onto something, But alas I only have one current catalog. If I look at the recent catalogs, the only ones there are the LR4/LR5 catalog names from my original upgrades (which aren't in the cc format). If I do try an open either one, it LR wants to upgrade them to a CC version.