I just got a new computer (iMac) and had just transferred over all of my data via time machine restore (the old computer had a bad logic board and had to be in the shop and it was time for an upgrade anyway). I'm up and running, but when I open Lightroom Classic, I can see my entire library structure, and I see the images in the collectino that it opens into (88 files in that collection), but I can't see any photos in any folder or other collection. If I click on them, all I have is a gray background, no blocks indicating other photos, no anything. And where it lists the number of photos on the bottom left, it still says "88 photos/1 selected" no matter what folder or collection I click on. The folder/collection name updates, but there is simply nothing there. The catalog has a count next to each folder in the folder structure, but no images at all. I have a backup from a few weeks ago and if I open that I'm good to go, but since then I had done some organizing in some collections for a project I'm working on and I hope not to have to do that again. Anyone have any ideas what's wrong with my catalog?
When you make a catalog backup, Lightroom verifies the catalog before it does so. If Lightroom does not come up with a warning and offer to repair it on the next start, then I don't know how you could repair it yourself.