Lightroom CC: Keyword search not working as expected

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I just imported my portfolio into lightroom CC, all the images have Metadata, Keywords, and descriptions, but when I go to search for specific Keywords that I know are in the files I get a "Black Hole" now results found? Why? What am I doing wrong?  Can someone help me out? I know I can use LRCC to search my metadata but I am doing something wrong as it is not finding the keywords?

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Mark
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Mark Skalny

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Olivenoire

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That’s crazy. How the hell Adobe is not able to understand or at least listen to they customer. We just want an efficient search, an efficient tag management. Is that so complex to embed in this application?
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Try it, turn off Internet connection, I get 'unable to search when offline'. However, the drop down menu for keywords, cameras etc. does work.
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Mark Skalny

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Yes, but the drop down menu is a pain to use. I just need a simple search. The AI search is cool but give me a simple search option too.
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Mark Skalny

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With the Filter bar you are limited too
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Andy Hewitt

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I agree, the lack of any kind of and/or/not indicators is a real pain. I have done multiple criteria by selecting one lot of keywords, or camera model, using the tag feature, then select another lot and then using tag/untag flags in combination.
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I have this problem too.  And I labeled my pics in Lightroom CC using their keyword tags and it can't find the pics based on the keywords I used to label them with in the program that I'm using to search!  What's the point of having keyword tags if you can't search them??  Really stupid for a set of programs that is supposed to be able to do so much!
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Please go to Help>System Info and get me the installed version number on your Lightroom installation. 

Then if you could, could you give me a screenshot of your Tag panel (lower right showing the hand-entered keyword and a screenshot of your grid view with search active for that keyword? We will see if we can figure out what is going on.