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I am getting my saved photos as .xmp files in my related folder.

Explorer ,
Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020

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I am getting my saved photos as .xmp files in my related folder. I have Nikon Z6 and I use only NEF for the time being and later I save as .psd format. This issue is started couple of days ago after I updated Ps and Raw Camera. I was using my camera and Ps without any issues before the .xmp files started to appear.

Please note I am a beginner to Photoshop. I do not use and prefer Lightroom, Bridge, and Lightroom Classic for the time being. I do use Ps Photoshop v21.2, Ps Photoshop v20.0.9 and Camera Raw.

I am using Macbook Pro. 

I am in a desperate position and I request you to help me what shall I do to solve and overcome this issue.

Thank you beforehand.

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Şevki Ümit Özgen

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Explorer , Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020
Hi! Yes, I found them by using Spotlight. Thank you for reminding.

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Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020

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XMP files are sidecars that store edits to RAW files. Do not delete them or you will lose any editing you have done in Camera RAW.

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Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020

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Dear Lumigraphics,

Thank you for your reply. I cannot open my photographs which are opened thru "open" in photoshop and I see .xmp document whenever I close the file and I cannot get it again and open as photograph. But only the ones which opened and edited as menu bar>file>open as smart object. I am attaching copy of my finder below and only two photos are exist which were opened as smart objects as you see.  I want my other photographs back. What can I do?

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Şevki Ümit ÖzgenScreen Shot 2020-06-25 at 17.05.30.png

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Jun 25, 2020 Jun 25, 2020

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Can you use Spotlight to find the missing NEF files?

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Hi! Yes, I found them by using Spotlight. Thank you for reminding.

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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What is spotlight? I am having the same problem. 

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Spotlight is the Mac search tool.

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