Cannot Create Component


I tried to create a component manually, including footprint. Finally managed to get everything done, saved and I was taken to a review page, which showed the symbol and footprint as well as the pin assignments, details etc. This was as far as it goes, the component is not available in the components library, or my personal library… I have been through this process three times now and it is extremely frustrating and I am unable to progress any further with my design because of this. Is there any solution or work around for this issue?