Lightroom Classic: Search is not working

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  • Updated 2 months ago
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Searching Lightroom library does not reveal images containing the search terms in the images' meta. For example, an image with the title "Appleseed, John" does not reveal when searching for images with the title "Appleseed", "Apple","Ap", ect. 

LR 8.1; OS X 14.2


Photo of Michael Verzella

Michael Verzella

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  • my life waste away

Posted 2 months ago

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Photo of Yves Crausaz

Yves Crausaz

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Choose another search criteria, look at the screenshot ...



Photo of Michael Verzella

Michael Verzella

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Thank you, but no dice.  
Photo of Roelof Moorlag

Roelof Moorlag

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Did You select 'All Photograps' ?
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

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If Roelof's suggestion to select All Photographs doesn't help, please post a full-resolution screenshot of your entire LR window. That will usually give clues as to what's going on.
Photo of Michael Verzella

Michael Verzella

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Here is that image. Thanks for any insights.



Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

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Strange. A couple more troubleshooting steps: 

1. Does "Jason" return the photo?

2. Does this occur with other photos or just the photo shown in the screenshot?