Lightroom: Metadata library filter bug/problem

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I've purchased, downloaded, installed Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 on OS X Lion 10.7.3 and have encountered a bug. With a folder containing keyword tagged images selected, I choose the "metadata" library filter in order to find images via keywords. Consistently, nothing shows up in the search results panel when any individual keywords are selected. When "All (...)" is selected, all images show in results. Any individual keyword, or multiple selection thereof, fails to produce results. This occurs with any combination of other filters applied.
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Stan

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Stan

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Hmmm...ok...this seems to be working now. I've restarted my machine since posting, so I'm thinking that perhaps it reset some cache or other. I'll keep an eye on it, as I use this type of filter regularly in my workflow.
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Hello Stan

Does your metadata library filter work now? I am experiencing the same problem. Up to now I do not have any idea what causes this problem. First I thought it only occurs when filtering a large amount of pictures. I tested this assumption but it did not hold up. Sometimes the filter works with 24 pictures and sometimes the filter does not work with 22 pictures. I can detect no obvious reason or condition when the filter works or does not work.

Is anybody else experiencing this problem? Or is it just Stan and myself? (-;

It would be really great if somebody from the Lightroom crew could look into this problem!

Thanks,
Judith.
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I kept browsing and looking for a possible solution and I did find the following:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4252916

I fiddled around in the map module and returned to the library module - and guess what: the metadata filtering now works!

No idea how this came about, but I am just happy that it finally does work.
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Yes, seems to work ok for now. As I originally suggested, it might have been a caching issue, or something like that, but at least for now it's back to being ok.
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I had the same problem (I'm using LR4.2).
What works for me is to apply filter "UnUsed" first (a new preset filter since LR4), and then use the filter of my choice. I guess LR4 introduced a bug with the new "Used" and "UnUsed" filters.