Lightroom CC for mobile: How do I delete my presets from my mobile devices?

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I removed my presets (there were thousands)  from my desktop (LR CC Classic and LR CC) but they are still there on my mobile devices.

The LR presets were in my Lightroom > Develop Presets folder as well as my Lightroom CC > Develop Presets folder and my Camera Raw > Settings folder.  I deleted them all from those folders.  I also deleted the files from the cr_settings folder.  (**Someone mentioned that I should have deleted my presets directly from the Lightroom CC application on the desktop...but I had already deleted them from the folders directly**.)

After that, I logged off my mobile devices and logged back in.  Even deleted the apps and restored them.  The presets remain.  On my mobile devices, I see the presets at the folder level.  I see that they can be deleted within the mobile device at the preset level through Manage Presets, but since I have thousands that I want to get rid of, it would take forever unless I could do it at the folder level.

Any thoughts on what I can do to wipe the presets from my mobile devices without having do remove them from the device preset by preset?
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Deleting them from the folder is likely the issue. 

If the presets are synced, deleting them from local folders via the OS file system will cause issues. The preset exists in the cloud and you didn't tell the cloud to unsync the preset by removing it from with the app.  In a synced environment, you must delete presets from within the application - specifically, the Lightroom CC for Desktop application for that deletion to sync to all your Lightroom Ecosystem clients.  

The cloud believes your Lightroom CC for desktop has the presets and won't attempt to sync them to your desktop but it will sync them to new desktops, mobile devices, etc. 

Restoring your deleted presets to the proper place should allow you to unsync them from the Desktop App to the cloud and subsequently to your other devices.

Lightroom Classic shouldn't be in play here as presets from Classic have to us Lightroom CC as a proxy for uploading any presets to the cloud.



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So, are you saying to add them all into LR CC again through the application and then go back into the application and delete them?  This won't cause doubling of the number of presets?  Thanks
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No. Restore them to the folders in which they were originally located. Lightroom CC should already see them, then remove them from the Lightroom CC interface. 
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Hopefully this will be the last time I bug you on this.  So, I assume that at one point these were XMP files that were in the Lightroom CC > Develop Presets > Lightroom Presets folder.  If so, they were all deleted and the trash can emptied (a few days ago), and they're no longer visible in the LR CC desktop application.  All I have are the lrtemplate presets they were created from and the converted files in the Camera Raw > Settings folder.  Should I take the XMPs from Camera Raw > Settings and copy them into Lightroom CC > Develop Presets > Lightroom Presets and start there?

Thank you for your help.
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Well...it seemed the only way to solve it was to ensure that I had all the files via the Adobe Downloader, and then delete the online catalog.