Lightroom 6. Not updating the XMP files after processing. Must re-process images.

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Lightroom 6. After processing photos, closing the program and reopening it, the processed photos are no longer processed in several area's and have to be reprocessed. Tone setting, except Exposure (that is okay), Detail settings and Lens Corrections setting. In fact I have to re-synchronize the main folder to get back the photograph folder. Lightroom is set to automatically write changes to the XMP files. The only thing I can think of is using the graphics processor might not write to the XMP files in a timely manor.
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Take xmp out if the equation for the minute - why are you having to synchronize the folder? Tell us more about what's happening.
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Thank you Victoria. I have written what was happening below.
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In the past, Lightroom 5, when it slowed down, I would close Lightroom and restart it to get my speed back. If I were to close it to early, a dialog would pop up saying it is busy, "do I want to stop it anyway". At this point I would wait and close Lightroom later.

Lightroom 6 would get sluggish and I would do the same. If it were busy the pop up would say it is busy. I would again wait and close it a minute later. When I reopened Lightroom, I noticed an earlier photo folder will open on the screen instead. I then would look for the recently imported folder of photos and could not find it in the Lightroom catalog. I would re-sync the parent folder and find the current folder of photos. The selected images were partially processed on 3 occasions. I would have to reprocess 'color tone' except for exposure, detail such as sharpening and noise reduction and lens correction. Camera Calibration and and White Balance is not affected.
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It did it again today. Imported new photos, processed and exported, no issues. Forced, "save metadata to files" and closed Lightroom 6.

Reopened Lightroom and the latest folder of photos were not in the Lightroom library. Forced a "synchronize folder" to the parent folder and the latest folder of photos reappeared. Some of the image processes were not there and had to be reprocessed.
Basic "Tone" except for White Balance and Exposure, they were okay.
Presence" had to be redone.
Detail, including Sharpening and Noise Reduction.
Lens Corrections.

That is all I noticed.

Next time I import new photos, I will close Lightroom, reopen lightroom and re-synchronize the library before I start working on the images. It seems I do not have to re-synchronize after the initial glitch.
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Do you have a corrupt catalog? Can you create a new catalog with a name that makes sense in a location on your hard-drive that makes sense and everything from your old catalog into that new catalog and see if the All Photographs collection has the same number of photos in both catalogs? And then continue using that new catalog and see if the issues continue?
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Good idea Steve. If I am the only one having this problem, it must be local to me. The Catalog makes sense, since it seems catalog based.
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That seemed to work, creating a new catalog. It is faster too. Catalog has 65,000 photos.