Lighroom public share causes collection to dissapear

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I have been a lightroom user since the first release. 

I have recently created a few collections in Lightroom Classic and synced them to the cloud, and then made them public. The public link was created and the access worked as expected.

I noticed a few hours later that one of the collections dissapeared on all my lightroom installation but the public share was still up. I did not manually delete the collection from my lightroom installation. I was not able to access the private link of the collection anymore to unshare it, or recreate the collection from the public share.

While I was chatting with Adobe support I clicked around and found  the private link to the missing shared collection in the section below the album section, but nested inside a "Photos" folder. (the other collections were top level albums in this section. 

I was then able to "Move into Albums" from this private link and the collection re-appeared in the lightroom classic installation.

Its not clear to me what happened. Is this a feature, or a bug ? 

How does one remove a collection from Lightroom, leave the public album up somehow and get it to nest under the "photos" album in the Shared Albums section ? 
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Shiva Ramabadran

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Alex Dixon, Company Admin

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My guess is that this is related to our removal of flag & rating filters for shares. We did a one-time conversion of the shares, and what you're describing sounds like what would happen. You can learn more about the conversion here: