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Presets changed in Lightroom Classic 7.3
- 7.2 and earlier
- file format was lua with file names like xyz.lrtemplate
- files were stored in the Application Support Adobe\Lightroom\Develop Presets folder (the Other button)
- all presets could be stored with the catalogue
- from 7.3
- file format is xml with file names like xyz.xmp
- files stored in the Application Support Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings (the new button)
- Develop presets cannot be stored with the catalogue
If Classic finds any presets in the old Develop Presets folder, it will copy them to the new location and convert the file format. As it wouldn't make sense to repeat this every time it opens, it also marks the converted preset's name with tildes as in "~~Sharpening - Fuji X-T2.lrtemplate".
As you are trying to load some old presets into Classic 7.5, follow the Other button and put them in the old Develop Presets folder, then restart LR. It will convert them to the new location.
- 7.2 and earlier
Thankyou for your reply and information.
Unfortunately, I had already tried putting my .lrtemplate files in the old Develop folder location, restarting LR but none of the files have been moved or converted to the new location by LR. I also tried restarting the computer, but this also did nothing.
Is this something I can do manually myself to rectify the issue? Can the files be converted to .xml/.xmp files and placed in the new 'settings' folder?
BTW, I'm still running LR 7.4 on my old computer, and I'm having no issues accessing the presets there. They are still sitting in the following location:
and they are lrtemplate files (that appear to have been converted by LR as they show ~~ at the front of their file name).
I've tried again to put these files into the old location and open LR but nothing is happening, no conversions are being done automatically as you advised?
Do the filenames have tildes?
The problem may be that you are trying to use files which have filenames including tildes - 7.3 or 7.4 would have added them when it converted the presets. On the new computer, remove the tildes from the filenames which you put in the old location.
Alternatively, on the old computer go to the location I mentioned above for 7.3. Copy those xmp files and put them in the new location on the new computer.