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?


Keywords added to all photos
Keywords edits applied to all photos
Keyword editor is changing keywords on all my photos
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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: