catalog shows folders and file counts, but no images

Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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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?

 

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Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If your current catalog shows this problem and an older backup catalog does not, then it is likely that your current catalog is corrupted.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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That's what I was thinking.  Any ideas on how to repair it, if that's even possible?  I'm just hoping not to have to redo a bunch of work.  At least I've got a semi-recent backup though.

 

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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.

 

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Yeah.  I'm guessing I'm just out of luck on this one.  Luckily my backup is pretty recent.

 

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Dave

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