Lightroom 5.7: Keyword edits always applied to entire catalog

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Recently, my keyword editor in Lightroom 5.7 started applying keyword edits to my entire lightroom catalog regardless of what photos are selected. My keywords have therefore been basically wiped out. I have no idea at what point the problem started occurring, so I'm not going to restore from a back-up.

I have far too many photos to fix this problem more than once. Has anyone solved this problem before?

Thanks, 
Jason

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Jason, this sounds like you may have a corrupt preference file. Have you attempted to reset it? Follow the instructions here:  https://www.lightroomforums.net/threads/resetting-or-trashing-the-lightroom-preferences-file.14226/