Lightroom Classic: Deleting images from catalog if clicking too rapidly in library

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After exporting a set today (200+ images out of 700+ total) + going through them to find last minute tweaks, I noticed something disturbing in LR.  When I was trying to find the right photo, it seemed that if I clicked on something + then clicked on another photo immediately after, the initial photo would disappear.  I thought I was crazy the first time, but then it happened again. 

So I cross referenced my exported JPEGs with what was in my LR catalog, and there were 2 JPEGs that didn't show up in LR.  I turned off all filters, went to grid view, they just aren't there, gone.  But, on the bright side, they are still on the disk in the imported location.

So two parts A> can we get a fix for this ASAP.  B> How can I pull those 2 CR2s back into the library / this collection and not break anything else?  I have a ton of time into editing this set and am worried now whatever I do will just make this problem worse.
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Sure sounds like you inadvertently clicked something that just removed the image from the filtered view/collection/or whatever you're in, rather than actually removing the image from Lr somehow.  A screenshot of exactly what you're seeing might be helpful.

A> Not to say you didn't stumble on an issue, but the odds of "can we get a fix for this ASAP" are about zero without more info and steps that can be reproduced by others.  If you're able to reproduce the problem and can give the steps for others to try, that's your best chance for getting a bug acknowledged and maybe even eventually getting it fixed.  You should also include your OS and version of Lr.

B> You can use "Synchronize Folder" to have Lr look at a folder and reconcile what's physically on the disk vs. what's in the Lr catalog.  If you actually did manage to remove the two photos from Lr during your clicking, this process will find and reimport them.

For your particular scenario, you'd go to the Lr Folder panel, right-click on the folder where your originals are located and choose "Synchronize Folder..."  If those 2 images aren't in the catalog but are on the disk, you'll see "Import new photos (2)" in the dialog box.  Checking that box and hitting Synchronize will reimport those 2 images.

That's the short version, but if you want more info on the what that function does and the options, I'd recommend doing a quick web search for "lightroom synchronize folder".  You'll find tons of articles and videos out there with more detailed info.
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You say you Clicked on SOMETHING +. What is that Something?
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Clicking one of the photos in the lower thumbnail bar when in the "develop" mode.  And yeah like I said I've been using LR for years and I've never seen it happen before.  So repro step is scroll the lower scroll bar to find "right" photo, click it, immediately click another photo, and the first one is gone.  I can go to my library view and it's nowhere in the folder even though it is still on disk. 
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1 - OS & Lr version?

2 - If you synchronize the folder, do the ones that disappeared come up as a "new" images to be imported?

3 - I can't repro the problem just by doing what you said.  Just clicking around in the filmstrip is a pretty common task too.  Not saying you're not having the issue, but if this was a widespread problem, I would think lots of people would be reporting it, but I don't remember seeing anything similar.

4 - If you're able to repro it, can you record a movie of the issue happening?  That might help shed some light on it.

5 - You could try resetting your preferences.  It always throws me  how much weird stuff that fixes. 
 https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html
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I can't reproduce it either. Are you sure you aren't Dragging that first image
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I cannot reproduce this behavior with these instructions. 
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Just happened again today.  Can confirm it's not a drag / drop issue, if I purposely drag/drop something I even get a popup warning me it's going to re-arrange.  I'm still not 100% on what the steps are since I'm not going to purposely try to mess up one of my sets, but it seems like, clicking on the next image when LR is in the middle of an operation.  Saw it go poof, thought maybe I was crazy, confirmed the CR2s jump a number where it was.