My LrC is updated to the latest version and I imported presets (.xmp) and they didn't appear in the presets window. I tried to re-import them but I got a notification saying they were previously imported. I have the "show partially compatiable develop presets" box checked and I've restarted the program. I'm at a loss of what to do now.
Where did you get these presets? Most likely these presets apply a custom profile, and that profile isn't installed in Lightroom. There is a known issue that presets do not show at all if they apply a 'missing' profile.
I purchased them through Archipelago. They did come with a profile as well that had imported too.
I did check that because I had them hidden and theyre not there. I restarted LrC, I hid and unhid the user presets... I'm at a loss
I did follow these instructions and have other presets of theirs in my catalog imported the same exact way. I imported these ones and they werent in the catalog and when I try again it says theyve already been imported.
And ignoring the partially compatible presets option. Are your images RAW?
The Presets would be under "Archipelago Quest 12"
Have you tried installing the profiles again that came with these presets? Maybe they did not install correctly for some reason.
Yes I always shoot in RAW so every image in LrC is a RAW image
Navigate to the location of the presets in ACR.
MAC: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings
Windows : C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings
The presets should be there.
Open one of them with a text editor and check the group.
Perhaps it's not @Archipelago Quest 12.
Also perhaps those presets are not totally new and are in the Archipelago Quest 17 and/or 18.
In case you can try to reset LR preferences, that often fixes all the bugs.
Be sure to backup those Preferences or if you don't mind you will have to re-do every preference anew including Plug-ins data.
I suggest to backup.