Lightroom: Missing Photos (from second catalog)

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I have recently did an update on my LR3 Program and now I can not find some of my photos that I imported to my catalog about two weeks ago. Is there some way of retrieving these photos or getting them back? Please help!!!
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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AmyR,

There are several possibilities. Without more information it is hard to diagnose but here are somethings to check.

Do you have an filters enabled that might prevent them from showing?

Do you have the correct catalog open? Perhaps a back up catalog was opened by mistake?
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Okay, Sorry about the update thing it did not update. I am not sure what happened !!! Lets start from the beginning, about two months ago I lost a ton of pictures in LR3. Well this morning I was exporting a picture to FB and I thought I would go back in my LR3 and look at some pictures that I had imported about two weeks ago, when I got in my program all the pictures I had lost two months ago were there and the ones I was looking for are now gone. I have no filters on and I failed to do a backup copy. Very Confused right now????
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It sounds like you have two catalogs going right now.

Search your drive for *.LRCAT and see if you have more than one. If you do, take a look at them both and see if one contains your 2-week missing and the other contains the 2 month missing images.
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Found them Thank you so much, They were not listed as a catalog it was listed as "pc" Not sure what that means or how they got there. Would you know how to combine the two together. Again I thank you so much for your help. You saved the day!!!!
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Pick one catalog to be the master catalog.
Open that catalog in Lightroom.
File>Import from Catalog... and choose the other catalog.
Everything will end up in the master catalog.
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Thanks so much for your help today, I was able to combine the two together!!!!