The only time I have seen the filmstrip disappear is when it was inadvertently "squeezed" down to zero width. Click and hold the mouse pointer on the far left Camera Raw border, and pull to the right.
Thank you for your suggestion - but it doesn't work.
It literally is only opening one image at a time. One opens, with no filmstrip, and when I click and close the image the next one will open up. I close that one and the next one will open up until it has gone through whatever image I had highlighted to be opened.
PLEASE HELP!!! lol
That fixed it!! Thanks!!
The first thing mentioned in that thread was the answer!