When compiling, contents window is blank

When I compile, the content screen does not include any files from my project.
Where did they go? How to get them back?

Are the files in the draft folder? So you have some other settings in the compile window that would be causing your documents to be excluded?

If you can show a screen shot that includes the contents pane of compile, plus the draft/manuscript/whatever it’s called folder in view, maybe there’s a clue there.