My metadata presets are not appearing in the library module. Preset None and Edit Presets appear. There are various presets in the Users/Roaming/Appdata/Adobe/Lightroom/4/Metadata Templates folder.
Anyone got some ideas please, the metadata presets have disappered from my images as well?
Have you checked the "Store Presets with Catalog" option on the Presets tab of your Lightroom Preferences? If you have, Lightroom no longer looks in Appdata for user presets, instead it looks in the Lightroom Settings set of sub-folders which is created adjacent to your catalog....but these are all rather unhelpfully empty until the user populates them again.
Thank you, this has restored the presets but I now have to re-write the presets to all the photos in my catalog! I had to restore the program after restoring an image of my c drive [installed LR4 after the image was created] and I did not re-check my preferences.
Moral of the story: not only back up data regularly also back up system images regularly!
Many thanks, saved me a lot of work, the data is there despite the preset showing None! Misleading but since I normally save the metadata, logical; after a crashed system and a corrupt catalog I was just too pesimistic to look.
If you add metadata to your files without a preset, but in the end the metadata you've applied exactly matches one of your existing presets, this will not trigger the preset drop-down to select the matching preset. It will continue to say None. Same has happened here.