Lightroom: Develop Preview not updating when editing in Photoshop

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Not updating develop preview after editing a file in photoshop.
Edit shows up ok in Library but not in Develop.
This problem has been listed as an issue for well over a year in these conversations. Just started happening to me with the 2017 versions of photoshop and latest Lightroom. I do see anywhere a confirmed fix from Adobe.
I've tried the work arounds suggested, ( xmp write on/off; restart Lightroom), these do not work for me.
Has Adobe acknowledged this issue and are they working on it?
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Peter Vogel

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Very annoying problem, that I also do have once in a while. There is nothing I can do to force LR to drwa the updated preview. What is very strange also, some times it will display the updated preview on my second monitor, but it still will not update on the main monitor where I have all the tools and do my editing in the development module.

My work around: I have LR show me the original file in the finder, I duplicate that in the finder, then I import the duplicate into LR and now an up to date preview will be rendered and displayed. Within LR I delete the original file and rename the duplicate with the original file name.

Yes, it is a joke that bugs like this are still not addressed by Adobe. But then I also have to say, that LR is full of slight bugs like this! When I go into the development module the first time after starting LR, a 3 inch wide white stripe is displayed on top while the thing loads and then goes away. I never had that in any LR version prior to 6. The other day, I was using one of the brushes and after I was done, I deactivated it, but all the different control sliders for the brush were still showing, even though the brush was deactivated. I clicked on the brush a few times, but nothing happened, the thing was off, but the sliders still were there cluttering up my space. Only after closing LR and restarting it, the function was back to normal. I could go on with strange stuff like that, that does happen once in a while...

As far as I am concerned, Adobe should really stop implementing new stuff and start to overhaul the whole program and try to get rid of a lot of those bugs! And also they really should work on the speed of some of those tools. Spotting tool was usable in version 4, although it also some times happened, that it became very slow and I had to close and restart LR, but now in version 6, the damn thing is so slow, that I have to wait around 4-5 seconds after each spot before the tool becomes usable again. And I know, that a lot of people have that issue! So Adobe, focus on the bugs and speed and do something or your customers soon! There are new programs popping out all over the place and if they are faster and easier to use, people including me will start to try them out and finally switch their workflow over. 
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I did find a work around for myself:
Go to preferences, performance, under develop unclick  Use smart Previews instead of Originals. When I turned it off the Develop module searched for the original photo and correctly displayed the photoshop modified version. Still that means I  cannot use Smart Previews.
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Smart Previews is off, it has never been on in my prefs. Same with the graphics card, even though mine is supported. I try to rule out any feature that could cause problems.

See, that drives me crazy about LR: Your work around works for you, but it doesn't work for me. There seem to be so many bugs that only affect certain computer configurations....that even if a solution works for one person, it doesn't solve the problem for the other one.