Ok ... I have searched the forums looking for something that would guide me, but to no avail. This topic, to my knowledge, has not been raised.
I have a new site I am building, so I have the latest and greatest WP release (2.8.6).
Functionally, the Media Library is working wonderfully. However, having more than 20 items (without adjusting the screen options), links to sub pages to view items 21+ are not made available unless I go to the "Unattached" option. When using the "Unattached" option, I do get the "Displaying 1-0 of 0 [«][»]" page links. The difference between the "All" and "Images (##)" options compared to the "Unattached" option is "&paged=1" switch is appended to ".../wp-admin/upload.php?detached=1" in the address bar.
Under the "All" and "Images (##)" options, I can manually append "&paged=1" (or "2", etc.) to the URL, and be able to see items 21+, so I know that part works, so this is more of a display issue with the code for the Media Library, which should be relatively easy to resolve, as long as I know where to look. This is where I am either searching for assistance, or, need advise on where to download a bug fix.
So far, to circumvent this issue, I have adjusted the screen options to show 999 items (maximum allowed), however this is only a temporary fix, as over time, searching through and ever growing list will become quite overwhelming, not to mention if down the line I end up with more than 999 items.
Thank you for your time and assistance.