Lightroom CC: Can't add photos

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Lightroom was messing up so I restarted computer. Still didn't work. I uninstalled and then shutdown and re installed and restarted again and nothing will fix it. When I click the plus sign to add photos it does absolutely nothing at all. I have tried everything. I cannot get it it to add photos at all and it deleted all my albums so thanks for that.

Lightroom CC version: 2.0.2 [ 20181023-1325-d74082d ] (Oct 23 2018)Operating system: Mac OS 10
OS Version: 10.14 [1]
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Greetings Joe, 

It looks like you have two different problems going on.

1. You are unable to Add Photos

First step is to reset the Lightroom CC preferences: While holding down [Opt]/Alt]+[Shift] launch Lightroom CC.  Overwrite the preferences when prompted.  Can you add photos now.

2. You have Albums which have disappeared.  Is this only Albums and the Photos are still in All Photos or are the photos which were in those albums also missing?
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am facing the First problem. I tried to holt Alt+Shift and launch lightroom but not yet adding photo

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I am facing the same problem.
I had to export an entire edit! (785 files)
Only 524 got export and the export was stuck for 6 hours.
I closed lightroom and restarted and I could see the albums/folders/all photos
I tried to export, nothing happened and I closed and reopened
Guess what, I lost all the photos in my lightroom!
My catalogue/lightroom folder still shows 172GB of total storage.
Now I can not add photos to lightroom and can not see previous photos!
I am doomed at the moment as I have few assignments to finish!
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The only way I can add photos to an existing 'Album' in Lr CC-cloud is to 1) delete the album, 2) delete the related photos, 3) re-import ALL photos. Seriously! there has to be a better way.
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Ditto here.  It shows that I have 8,984 photos, but I can't see any of them.  The add button and Add Photos menu selection are both grayed out.  I just uploaded all 9K photos yesterday with the goal as using this as my primary repository and they showed up fine then.  

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The bright side is that I only use two (Ps/Lr) features from Adobe. I'd be bonkers otherwise.
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@Jeff Mikula and @emilio blanco can you go to Help>System Info... and get me your installed version number?
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your interest in looking at my issue. I think (suspect/surmise) I found the problem.

After many, many [!] weeks of trying to figure out the problem, An epiphany finally put 2and2 together. So far, everything seems normal. No more erratic & syncopated behavior between the Adobe CC apps I use: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge (hardly if ever used), Portfolio, & Camera Raw.

Last night I spent over an hour on Chat with Adobe. In the end,the techie admitted that I guided him in solving the problem. LOLOLOLOLOL!

I asked techie to verify my permission & explained that my desktop ID showed up twice (don't remember where in their windows). My laptop ID showed once but, per the stupid A.I. license "feature" - desktop ID was showing up twice, & thus 3 in all. Not kosher, said AI. Many full Earth orbits ago, I had a similar situation with Windows2K... Adobe, India called & problem was settled ... within a few hours. Nowadays, like all of them super-large entities with tight britches, speaking with a human being is a wet dream. The "new HELP service" goes "..for yadda-yadda, press n.." forever. I'll take waterboarding any day over what I heard at 800-833-6687.

PLUS: why, I ask, implement software behavior with ill-intent after assuming user is on foul play?

"many, many [!] weeks of trying to figure out the problem"
A few months ago, I decided to upgrade my desktop from Win7 to Win10. Yes, if it ain't broke, why upgrade? ROFLMAO. Something must have gone awry during the process! Adobe AI...... - problem is only Command Central can fix their blunders.

Anyway, as soon as techie "reset" my permission, four ACC app updates showed up. It was immediate! That is a vile style towards one who (as a s/w developer) respects & simply wants to legally use someone else's software!

Ranting over & out!
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Okay, I'm impressed/tickled - - I actually got someone's attention!
Here's all "Help>System Info" results so as to avoid possible back & forth:
[FYI -
     a) I am a Lr user since perhaps Day-2, but disappointment lurks
     b) when A-C-C>Apps says "UPDATE" - I am a so there]
Lightroom CC version: 2.1.1 [ 20181211-1217-31970e4 ] (Dec 11 2018)
Operating system: Windows 10
OS Version: 10.0 [17763]
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 3.3 GHz
Built-in memory: 16347.2 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom CC: 16347.2 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom CC: 479.9 MB (2.9%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom CC: 636.3 MB
Memory cache size: 247.0 MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 11.1 [ 112 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
Camera Raw virtual memory: 170MB / 8173MB (2%)
Camera Raw real memory: 170MB / 16347MB (1%)
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1920x1080, 2) 1920x1200
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: Yes, External touch: No, External pen: Yes, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info: 
OpenGL: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

Check OpenGL support: Passed
Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Version: 3.3.13474 Core Profile Context
Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
LanguageVersion: 4.50
Total Video Memory: 1147 MB

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom CC
Settings Folder: C:\Users\Emilio\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom CC

Adapter #1: Vendor : 1002
Device : 6818
Subsystem : b041002
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 2029
Adapter #2: Vendor : 1414
Device : 8c
Subsystem : 0
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 0
AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 1024
AudioDeviceName: Speakers / Headphones (Realtek High Definition Audio)
AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2
AudioDeviceSampleRate: 48000
Build: 12.1x4
Direct2DEnabled: false
GL_RENDERER: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
GL_VENDOR: ATI Technologies Inc.
GL_VERSION: 4.5.13474 Compatibility Profile Context
GPUDeviceEnabled: false
OGLEnabled: true
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Great, there's a new release that's just come out today, so let's start there.
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yup, if only Lr were the ONLY Adobe problem I have
I strongly feel that, increasingly, Adobe has gotten too big for its britches
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That could be significant. What other Adobe issues are you having?