I make a change in the metadata for some RAW and Jpeg files in LR5.7 and they get written into the .xmp sidecars and jpeg files on a networked drive. If I have another computer running LR5.7 and its catalog points to the same photos on the networked drive then that LR does not always show the metadata status of those same files as "changed on disk" like it should. If I manually read the metadata from those files, then the changes show up. Any ideas?
- LR can be pretty slow in updating metadata status. I've seen it take ten minutes or more.
- There may be an incompatibility between LR and your particular network volume that trips up LR's heuristics for determining when metadata has "changed". Such incompatibilities between apps and network drives are not uncommon.