What happened to XMP Side Car Files?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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I do high production photography. mainly product and usually I work between two studios and 4 computers. I leave the raw files on sd cards until they are done. Problem is 12.2 version of camera raw no longer writing XMP files back to where the raw files were created! How can I bring this back? I lost 20 hours of work this week because of this!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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I just tested this, opened a proprietary raw (CR2), made a change, sidecar XMP was saved in the same location. 

Are you sure you're not dealing with DNGs which would write this into the container? 

Maybe do a search for the filename plus .xmp? Again, I see the sidecar as expected. 

 


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Mar 15, 2020 Mar 15, 2020

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LEGEND ,
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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Was the SD card set to writeprotect so ACR couldn't write XMPs?  Have you checked to see if you have changes set to write to the camera-raw database instead of XMPs?  If it is you shouldn't lose work, just not have the XMPs where the images are.

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Mar 15, 2020 Mar 15, 2020

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Good point but no.

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Mar 17, 2020 Mar 17, 2020

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Move the files off the SD cards to a hard drive.

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