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Lightroom Classic - xmp files no longer created

Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Hello,
I have been using xmp files for a few years now but until recently, edits that I do in Lightroom Classic doesn't create the xmp sidecar files.

What am I doing wrong? How do I get the xmp files back?
I have that catalogue setting for xmp files, checked.

Thanks for helping out. Much appreciated.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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May I also add, I am a simple user - I take RAW photos from my Canon cameras, and edit the CR2 in Lightroom. I always have the xmp files created after editing them. Recently, they no longer appear. I can't remember when this started.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Maybe a stupid question-  But are you positive the files you are editing are CR2? Camera settings have been known to mysteriously change!

Next, check the actual Folder location of the CR2 you are editing. Then view it in Finder [Right-Click] > [Show in Finder]. Is this the same image you were saving the XMP for?  Is it possible LrC is using files in a folder different to that you are looking at with Finder.

Is Finder sorting you files by "File-type" so that the XMP is not seen 'next to' the CR2 file?

Note that the way Metadata is saved has changed in a big way in the October 2021 upgrade to v11.

Scroll down this document to the chapter- 'Auto Save into XMP'

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new/2022.html#metadata

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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What happens when you press CMD + S.
Does it save the xmp?
Please check if the Auto Save XMP option is ON.
(Lightroom Classic > Catalog Settings > Metadata > Automatically Write Changes into XMP)

 

Thanks,
Sunil

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Enthusiast ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Are you 100% sure CR2 files are not converted to DNG during import?

Everything that would be in a XMP file resides within a DNG file.

Hope that helps,

Michael

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Michael Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator

Photo-editing (Ps/Lr/LrC) and photography workshops & one-on-one training (off- and online)

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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What version of LrC are you using? In 11, there is a background task which creates the XMP files. If you've paused this, I don't believe it will write XMP's.

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