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Problems importing presets. Different xmp types?

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Jul 24, 2020

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Hello, i got a problem with my folders for my presets. There must be some kind of "different xmp types". In image 2 you can see the folder structure on my pc. These folders are located in: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

 

So most of them are displayed, but 1.1 and 4 arent as you can see in Lightroom (picture 1). All the xmp of the missing folders are displayed under "Benutzervorgaben", which probably means User Presets in english. Can anyone explain, how to get all into their original folders? I already tried to "move" them, but they only move in Lightroom, not in the folder structure on windows.

 

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"I already tried to "move" them, but they only move in Lightroom, not in the folder structure on windows."

 

LR calls the folders of presets displayed in the Presets panel "groups".  The group containing a preset is stored in the preset's .xmp file, and the on-disk folder structure is ignored.

 

To make a new group, create a dummy preset, and in the New Develop Preset window, click the Group dropdown and select New Group. Then you can drag presets into that group.  Finally, delete the dummy preset.

 

If you have dozens or hundreds of presets you want to reorganize into groups, you can use the free Fix Presets plugin. But it's inconvenient to use due to LR limitations, so if you have fewer than a 50 or so presets to reorganize, it will be faster to do it one-at-a-time in the Presets panel.

 

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Problems importing presets. Different xmp types?

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Hello, i got a problem with my folders for my presets. There must be some kind of "different xmp types". In image 2 you can see the folder structure on my pc. These folders are located in: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

 

So most of them are displayed, but 1.1 and 4 arent as you can see in Lightroom (picture 1). All the xmp of the missing folders are displayed under "Benutzervorgaben", which probably means User Presets in english. Can anyone explain, how to get all into their original folders? I already tried to "move" them, but they only move in Lightroom, not in the folder structure on windows.

 

1:image.png

2:image.png

3:image.png

 

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"I already tried to "move" them, but they only move in Lightroom, not in the folder structure on windows."

 

LR calls the folders of presets displayed in the Presets panel "groups".  The group containing a preset is stored in the preset's .xmp file, and the on-disk folder structure is ignored.

 

To make a new group, create a dummy preset, and in the New Develop Preset window, click the Group dropdown and select New Group. Then you can drag presets into that group.  Finally, delete the dummy preset.

 

If you have dozens or hundreds of presets you want to reorganize into groups, you can use the free Fix Presets plugin. But it's inconvenient to use due to LR limitations, so if you have fewer than a 50 or so presets to reorganize, it will be faster to do it one-at-a-time in the Presets panel.

 

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"I already tried to "move" them, but they only move in Lightroom, not in the folder structure on windows."

 

LR calls the folders of presets displayed in the Presets panel "groups".  The group containing a preset is stored in the preset's .xmp file, and the on-disk folder structure is ignored.

 

To make a new group, create a dummy preset, and in the New Develop Preset window, click the Group dropdown and select New Group. Then you can drag presets into that group.  Finally, delete the dummy preset.

 

If you have dozens or hundreds of presets you want to reorganize into groups, you can use the free Fix Presets plugin. But it's inconvenient to use due to LR limitations, so if you have fewer than a 50 or so presets to reorganize, it will be faster to do it one-at-a-time in the Presets panel.

 

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Jul 27, 2020

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Thanks for the replay johnrellis. Ok i guess i understand now, but i tried to use your plugin, but it didnt work. Check the picture for the error message i got:

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It still got the same structure in in Lightroom as before. Any ideas what to do or change?

 

 

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Jul 27, 2020

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"Check the picture for the error message i got:"

 

Is that a third-party preset? The message is indicating that the .xmp file is in a non-standard format. Send that .xmp file to me in an email to the Fix Presets support email address.

 

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i fixed it myself... these presets had no "group" in the xmp-file. Thank you for the help

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Were they third-party presets or did you create them within LR?

 

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