Since upgrading to Lightroom 5 a number of Adobe Presets I purchased are no longer available. All of my HDR, Tilt Shift, Dragon as well as other presets are not available within the appliction even though they are still in the Preset folder.
How do I get these back?
The option was unchecked. I checked it and all but the presets that came with LR5 disappeared. I checked it again and others that I have downloaded were restored. However, most of the ones I have purchased are not present.
OK, the only thing I can think of is that the option was checked in your previous version's preferences file. That would mean that your missing presets would be stored in a "Lightroom Settings" set of folders alongside your previous catalog. Use Finder/Explorer to go look if that folder is there, and if so you'll likley find all the missing presets in the respective sub-folders. If so, you'll need to copy them into the equivalent sub-folder in the default presets location.
That's fine, but I assume you mean "Develop Presets", not "Dvelop Presets"? Are there then sub-folders below that?
With that option unchecked, Lightroom should be able to find them. Can you give us a screenshot of the Develop Presets folder and sub-folders?
Thanks, but I can't see anything obviously wrong there so I'm stumped on this. If you've definitely got that "Store Presets...." option unchecked (which I think you have) then everything looks normal.
I suppose it might be worth trying a preferences file reset, but if that doesn't work you might have to try importing the missing presets again. Sorry I can't be of more help, maybe someone else will have a bright idea.
When you suggest importing the missing presents again, I assume you mean dropping the folder to the Develop Presets folder?
No, they're already there, aren't they? I actually meant using the right-click option in the Presets window in Lightroom and selecting Import to see if you can bring them in that way.
Yup, they are already there.
I finally fixed the issue. It required uninstalling and re-installing LR5 4 times. I then copied my folder that contained the zipped purchased Presest to a different location then where it was saved. Unzipped the folders and opened the Develop Preset folder within LR5 and copied them in.