My Lightroom has always worked flawlessly. Just this past 2 weeks, I have noticed that when I pause editing (let's say I have 40 images waiting to be edited) and leave my Mac, close it, set it aside... the edits disappear once I open the Mac back up. Lightroom is left open (is that the issue? ugh.) and the thumbnail of the image is edited, but the image in large view is unedited. If I choose to export the images that "look" edited in their thumbnail but have zero edits to them now, actually, the export will be stuck on "processing" and nothing will happen.
I even just edited an image, moved on to another image, and found the edits disappeared pretty much instantly. What on earth?!
I have reset my Mac.
I have shut down and reopened Lightroom.
My Lightroom is completely up to date.
Lightroom has very few images on it, even in the deleted folder.
This is very frustrating and I have no idea what is happening.