LIGHTROOM: I have done my collection, put stars, when I click on attribute it does not show any pictures that I have starred

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I have done my collection, I have put stars, but when I select attribute, it does not show any pictures. Even If I chose the attributes I've put (3stars).
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It looks like something wierd is going on in your Lightroom with respect to filters.

1. Which version of LR, Mac or Windows?

2. Have you upgraded from previous major versions of LR, e.g. from 4 to 5 or 3 to 4?

3. In your second screen shot, you've selected "Attribute" but you haven't clicked any stars -- can you post the screen shot of what happens after you click the third star to the right of "Rating"?

4. Here's what my LR 5.4 shows after turning off filters via Library > Enable Filters:

But in your first screen shot (in which all the photos are showing), both the words "Attribute" and "None" are highlighted at the top -- that shouldn't happen with "Filters Off":

In your second screen shot (in which no photos are showing), just the "Attribute" is highlighted and the toggle button at the lower right corner is in the "on" (up) position, indicating that filters are on but you haven't chosen any filter settings yet:

What's wrong here of course is that no photos are showing. Please post the screen shot after clicking the third star after "Rating" (as requested in step 3 above).

5. Try doing these two things:
- In the Filter Bar menu on the right, do "Restore Default Presets".

- Delete your LR preferences:
Deleting LR preferences is "magic fairy dust" that fixes a surprising number of problems.