Lightroom Classic: Lost a new catalog

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Closed LR after saving and working in the catalog. When i reopened LR, no such catalog was listed. I had to start from scratch.
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Rob Lindsay

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I’m not sure I understand what you are saying. When you start Lightroom, it will open a catalog. Lightroom cannot run without a catalog. So what exactly do you mean with “no such catalog was listed”? Did you setup Lightroom so it asks which catalog you want to open each time it starts?
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Laura Shoe, Champion

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It sounds to me like you are using Lightroom Classic CC, Rob, not Lightroom CC. (You can check this by going to Help>System Info.) If I am correct: go up to File in the menu bar and then Open Recent - your catalog should be listed there. Select it and relaunch Lightroom. Once you have it back,  go to Edit (PC) or Lightroom (Mac) > Preferences, and on the General tab under Default Catalog, choose this specific catalog to always load.