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Can't Delete My Presets

New Here ,
Apr 26, 2018 Apr 26, 2018

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Hi all, hopefully someone has a good answer for this.

I have a bunch of presets and am currently trimming them down to the ones I use the most. I already went to Preferences and the proper Lightroom folder and then to the presets folder and deleted them from where I had added them prior. Except now, even after restarting Lightroom, they all show up. They're no longer in the folder, or even on my computer, and every time I open Lightroom they're still there. I have no idea how to get rid of them and its incredibly frustrating. Are they stored somewhere in the cloud, because I am using Lightroom mobile on my iPad and iPhone and sync my photos between them.

Thanks for your help!

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LEGEND , Apr 26, 2018 Apr 26, 2018

Starting with LR 7.3, presets are now shared with Camera Raw, and as a result, their location has changed.

You can delete a preset by going to the Presets panel in Develop, right-clicking the preset, and doing Delete. You can open a Mac Finder or Windows File Explorer window on the location of the presets by right-clicking one of them and doing Show In Finder / Explorer.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 26, 2018 Apr 26, 2018

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Starting with LR 7.3, presets are now shared with Camera Raw, and as a result, their location has changed.

You can delete a preset by going to the Presets panel in Develop, right-clicking the preset, and doing Delete. You can open a Mac Finder or Windows File Explorer window on the location of the presets by right-clicking one of them and doing Show In Finder / Explorer.

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New Here ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Thank you so much!! I didn't know about the Camera Raw sharing and the right click to show location.

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New Here ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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Thanks, the Show in Finder.... money.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019

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I have the same problem that I cannot delete Presets on my Macbook pro. They are not found in CameraRaw folder or next to the catalog (I have tried to check the "Store presets with catalog" back and forth and closing and reopening the program, but it did not work). When I right click the preset in Develop modul I only get the options to "Add to favorites" and !"Apply on import" but no "Delete" option.

I have tried to uninstall Lightroom and when uninstalling also remove all program files. Then when I reinstall the program and create a completely fresh catalog the presets are still there and I cannot get rid of them.

What can I do to remove the presets from my Mac?

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New Here ,
Oct 23, 2019 Oct 23, 2019

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Do you have a solution? I have the same problem!

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Community Expert ,
Oct 23, 2019 Oct 23, 2019

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The "Same problem"? Are you referring to-

I only get the options to "Add to favorites" and !"Apply on import" but no "Delete" option.

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This is possbily because you are selecting one of the default Adobe presets (that cannot be deleted).

The "Delete" option becomes visible for "User" presets-

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"Groups" of the Adobe default presets can be hidden by  Right-click to "Manage"-

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Explorer ,
Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Did you ever find a solution? I have the same maddening issue. I have uninstalled lightroom, used the CC cleaner tool to remove ACR, and manually deleted the presets from the Camera Raw/Settings folder and yet when I reinstall lightroom and open a catalog they are still there and I still don't get the "update with current settings" option when I right click on a preset. Meanwhile I cannot get my local adjustment presets to show up in the masking panel. I've wasted the last three hours on this and I have no idea what to try next.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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@TimKamppinen  The Adobe  'Default' Develop Presets are always installed when you install LrC. They cannot be Deleted. You cannot 'remove' them. You cannot [update with current settings]. You can only use the [Manage Presets] dialog to hide them from view in the Presets panel.

Only 'User' Presets allow these functions.

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You can however apply an Adobe default Preset to an image (one that has been 'reset') and then create [+] a new 'User' preset that uses those adjustments, and then use, and update, the 'User' version.

 

In the Masking panel- Local Adjustment Presets are accessed from the "Effect: " menu.

Annoyingly the default Adobe LA Presets appear on the top of the column with User LA Presets below in a single alphabetic (alpha-Numeric) column-

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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My issue has nothing to do with the adobe default presets, it's happening with my own custom presets as well as ones that I have purchased:  https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/develop-presets-cannot-delete-rename-up... 

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Community Expert ,
Sep 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022

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Maybe, If you have been using LrC for a considerable time, you may still have Develop Presets remaining in their 'old' .LRTEMPLATE  format.

To be found in a folder like this- .....Adobe\Lightroom\Develop Presets\...

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The double tilde ~~  in front of the filenames indicates mine have been converted to the new .XMP format in a folder like this- (like the ones you are deleting, I presume)

eg.   C:\Users\{YourName}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

So if you delete the .XMP Presets, when you restart LrC it once again upgrades the .lrtemplate files to the new format and re-installs them.

What do you see in both folder locations?

And have you tried the often suggested advice to Reset the Preferences file?

PREFERENCES RESET

Screen-clips that show your experience can be helpful for answers.

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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