Lightroom Classic 7.3 Menu command Develop/New Preset Folder no longer works

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In Lr Classic 7.3 the menu command in the Develop Module  "Develop/New Preset Folder" no longer works.   It appears to work but nothing happens.  There is a right click command in the preset panel to create new Groups.   This old menu command should be updated to create Groups like the right click command in the preset panel.


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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Thanks for the report. The New Preset Folder is no longer applicable in the new version of Lightroom, because the preset group is now specified as part of the preset file definition. The physical preset folder concept has been phased out. This command will be removed in the new version update.
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Merging with another topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom Classic 7.3 Menu command Develop/New Preset Folder no longer works (mer...
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I see with your explanation where the GROUP is part of the XMP preset file now but when you create a new GROUP under the CREATE PRESET dialog a FOLDER is actually created on disk.  Is this behavior also a holdover from the folder preset days or should the preset just go into the SETTINGS folder?
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The new preset dialog will save the preset group name in the xmp presets itself, but also re-create preset folder on disk to provide some organization structure (to avoid duplicates for one). Really, the actual preset folder does not matter.
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Lightroom seems to scan the whole SETTINGS folder anyway to prevent duplicates.  I thought from your comment that I could have presets with the same name but just in different groups but that was not the case.  This would cause all kinds of problems anyway when you drag the presets from one group to another.  Thank you again for your detailed explanation of what is going on.  There have been several questions regarding preset organization on the U2U forum and this will allow me to better help others.  I would be handy if the preset behavior was documented is a FAQ somewhere as it seems to be causing a lot of confusion.

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