All photos catalog not showing dates

New Here ,
Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Previously when I chose the All Photos catalog in the left panel, there was a dropdown in that panel with years and months to choose from, but the dropdown is no longer showing. How do I get it back?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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What is the name of the software are you using? What version NUMBER?

 

Please be more specific ... was the dropdown the Folders Panel where the folders are named by capture date? Or was it something else?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Also, a full-resolution screenshot of your entire LR window is worth more than a thousand words.

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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My Lightroom is up to date 11.4.1. The months and years came up when I clicked on the All Photos catalog

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Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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If you are talking about Lightroom Classic, then I believe you are talking about the Library Filter bar. That bar comes up if you click on 'Text', 'Attribute' or 'Metadata' and it disappears when you click on 'None'. Dates are metadata, so click on 'Metadata'. You will see several columns, that you can change yourself by clicking on the column header at the top left of the column. You can also add or remove columns by clicking in the top right.

 

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If this is not what you meant, then perhaps you are confusing Lightroom Classic with Lightroom desktop. Lightroom desktop has the dates in the top left panel:

 

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-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Jul 24, 2022 Jul 24, 2022

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Just for furture reference,  The items shown in the "Catalog" panel are not catalogs as the panel name would imply.  They are "special collections" that are created and managed by LrC itself.   

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