"Read metadata from File" and "Synchronize Folder.." are not working in Classic CC

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"Read metadata from File" and "Synchronize Folder.." are not working in Classic CC. 
Lightroom CC version 7.0.1 was installed on laptop and desktop. Canon RAW photos were edited on laptop in Classic. Image folder was copied to desktop and imported to catalogue. Everything worked as expected. 

Five photos were then further edited on the laptop and the rating was increased. They were selected and 'Save Metadata to FIle' was clicked. 'Show files in Explorer' was clicked and the XMP files were examined. As expected, they had a timestamp of the current time. The updated files were then copied and pasted to the image folder on the desktop computer, overwriting the old XMP files. 

Lightroom on the desktop then showed the expected metadata conflict symbol (small upward arrow in library view'). A file was then selected and "Read metadata from File' was selected. The metadata conflict symbol over the thumbnail disappeared, but the image did not show the laptop edits, nor did the rating change. Ie. the read appeared not to do anything. 

The remaining 4 images on the desktop still showed a metadata conflict as expected (ie Classic realised that the laptop XMP metadata was newer than the metadata in the catalogue). The image folder was selected in library view and "Synchronize Folder' was selected (with 'scan for metadata changes' enabled). The remaining 4 metadata conflict arrows disappeared, but the file rating did not change and the laptop edits did not appear. 

It looks like Lightroom Classic is not updating the catalogue with new metadata. 

System Specs:
Lightroom Classic version: 7.0.1 [ 1142117 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Operating system: Windows 10
Version: 10.0
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 3.4 GHz
Built-in memory: 16351.1 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16351.1 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 4231.4 MB (25.8%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 4739.7 MB
GDI objects count: 798
USER objects count: 2501
Process handles count: 2737
Memory cache size: 1122.5MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
Camera Raw virtual memory: 2955MB / 8175MB (36%)
Camera Raw real memory: 2958MB / 16351MB (18%)
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 2560x1600
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: Yes, External touch: No, External pen: Yes, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info: 
DirectX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Library Path: K:\Lightroom_Classic_CC\LR-Classic-Test\LR-Classic-Test.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\jonat\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins: 
1) AdobeStock
2) Canon Tether Plugin
3) DxO FilmPack 3
4) Export to Photomatix Pro
5) Facebook
6) Flickr
7) HDR Efex Pro 2
8) Nikon Tether Plugin

Config.lua flags: None

Adapter #1: Vendor : 10de
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