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re-converting Develop presets to XMP on each launch

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May 9, 2015
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Hi all,

One of my clients, who was running LR 2015.5 as I recall) on Mac High Sierra bought a new camera (Canon 5d Mark IV). That version of LR pre-dated the new camera so couldn't import the CR2 files. So, I helped her upgrade LR to 8.4 which is the highest version that the Adobe Cloud app would allow given her computer and OS level. This all went fine and as expected it updated her catalog and in the process converted her develop module presets to XMP .

The problem is that now, every time she launches LR, it gives the "Updating Develop Presets" pop up box and seems to convert them all again. Any idea why it is doing this with every launch as once converted they should be fine.

thanks --Dan
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