I updated LR CC 2015 yesterday. Previously I used to be able to find a set of files in a folder by selecting "Text" and "Contains", then putting a string of filenames in the search field like JJe-0007, JJe-0034, JJe-0038, JJe-0045, JJe-0054. LR would then display only those 5 files. After the update, this no longer works! When I input that string it shows all files in the folder, presumably because they all have "JJe" in them. This search now appears to return files with ANYTHING from the string in them. I can input that string into another folder with completely different filenames and it still returns the whole gallery because every file has a 0 in it. How is this helpful?
I've messed with this for a while but can't find a solution. I'm a wedding photographer and use this search frequently. My clients choose the files for their albums online, the proofing app spits out the filenames they chose, I paste into LR to filter as explained above, then export only those files to work with. If I can't figure out how to get this functionality back, it's going to cost me a TON of time searching manually for each file. Hopefully someone can help!
Try using "Contains All" in the search options. Are you certain that isn't the option you had been using all along? Or just type in the file numbers, not the JJe.
Actually I just tried it on my system and I only get the images for the names I have typed in. I also don't use a space between the names, just a comma.
I figured it out, well sort of. First, it's definitely "contains", not "Contains All". The latter returns nothing, I'm guessing that's because it's looking for that entire sting in one file.
The issue is this file "JJe-0095-Copy 1". For some reason including that in the search string returns the whole folder. If I leave it out, it works as it always has. Not sure why that messes things up, but it does.
Thanks for the response, I was in a panic for sure. Turns out it was just bad timing with the update yesterday, then this file causing a problem on my first search since then. Glad it's just that!