Win7, Lr5.7, Canon 5d3 - Another photog sent me some raw files, but he doesn't know how to send his corrections . He doesn't keep his xmp files in his folder with the cr2 files. His corrections are in the catalog. What is the best way to get them? (I think I solved this once before by either right clicking or going to Metadata and selecting "Save Metadata to File". Is that workable? I was told there was a better way to get the info directly out of the catalog, but that seems a little complicated, if not dangerous!) PLEASE advise! Thank you!
It can be done the way you are suggesting but I would make the following recommendation.
Select the files he wishes to send then do an Export as DNG to a folder on his desktop, see the export dialog settings in the screen capture. All his settings and corrections will be stored within the DNG file header so there will be no additional sidecar files. When you import the files into Lightroom on your computer his edits and metadata will be read.
Sending the folder via a flash drive or zipped and sent over the net would be simple.
export as catalog (??) Guessing really but worth a try.