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Since the latest update, LR Classic creates an xmp sidecar to my Raw files when I press the downward arrow to update the metadata. Thing is, I don't have the "generate xmp file" box ticked in the Catalog Settings, since I don't want any xmp files. Is this a glitch in the last update or am I missing a step?

 

 

 

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Since the latest update, LR Classic creates an xmp sidecar to my Raw files when I press the downward arrow to update the metadata. Thing is, I don't have the "generate xmp file" box ticked in the Catalog Settings, since I don't want any xmp files. Is this a glitch in the last update or am I missing a step?

 

 

 

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Were these images opened by some other raw converter before they were opened by Lightroom?

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No, imported from the camera straight into LR, as I have always done. No PS, or any other program used. 

 

Did not have this issue before. I checked Raw files of a few months ago and they don't have any xmp sidecars even though meatdata had been updated. However, when I now make some changes to these older photos and update the metadata by pressing the arrow, they also get an xmp sidecar.  

 

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Basically if you do not make any changes to a file outside of LrC there should never be any Metadata conflict that you have to resolve.

 

Are you running an Auto Backup program of any kind. Some of them Write to the file they are backing up.

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It can be the result of a corrupted preferences file. You could try creating a new one and see if that resolves the issue.

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Sorry for my ignorance Jim, but how do I do that...?

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Thanks you.

Would this reset the Catalog Settings as well? Since it seems the xmp checkbox there is the cilprit.

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I'm not sure what you mean by catalog settings. Some of the settings that you may be accustomed to might have to be  reset. But all of your adjustments will still remain.

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What Downward Arrow? Please post a screen shot.

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The downward arrow appears in the Grid View in the right top corner of the photo box, but only if you have the Cell Icons checkbox "Unsaved Metadata" checked in the View Options. If left unchecked, the downward arrow does not appear after edits have been made.

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Right I figured that out. Thanks for the reply.

As to your problem that arrow should not be there even IF that option is checked in the View Options.

LrC should be saving all edits, all changed Metadata, to the catalog file in REAL TIME (As they happen).

 

This would lead me to think you have a catalog problem, some type of corruption that is not allowing the program to update the catalog file. Or it could be an OS or hardware problem.

 

What, if any, dialog box comes up when you click that arrow.

 

I get this.

 

2020-10-14 06_35_24-LR Classic V9 Catalog - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library.png

 

NBut the Arrow I clicked on to get that dialog box was Upward facing with lines, like Text Lines, to the left of the arrow.

 

PLEASE Post a Screen Shot of what you are seeing.

 

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No, there isn't a catalog problem or corruption, see the rest of this thread for more details.

 

Here is the screenshot, FYI:

Screenshot 2020-10-14 at 13.10.09.png 

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see: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/threads/metadata-arrow-on-upper-right-of-thumbnails-could-s...

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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