Yesterday I updated to the latest version of LR and all my presets are gone. (I'm pretty sure this did not happen the last time I updated?)
Anyway, I have regular backups, so here's what I think I need to do now.
1. Save the current updated catalog;
2. Open an old catalog;
3. Copy the presets folder from this old catalog to a thumb drive;
4. Close the old catalog;
5. Open the new catalog, and
6. Replace the current preset folder with the folder I saved on my thumb drive.
Is this correct?
And how do I prevent this happening the next time I update? Thanks!
Presets are not contained in a Catalog - so opening 'old' or other catalogs will not necessarily help, other than to help locate your presets.
The Presets that a Catalog shows will depend on the Preferences option in the ‘Store presets with this catalog’ checkbox.
The location of presets is described in the chapter- "Your Presets and Templates" at this link-
To prevent this happening the next time I update?
Make a copy backup of your Presets folders (after you have found them!) so it can be restored at any time, or copied to a laptop installation of Lr.