Lightroom Classic 7.5: Presets - 'Update with Current Settings Option' missing from context menu

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In another thread it was said that this behaviour was solved in 7.5. I still see it though and am not able to update any preset (see screenshot). Any advice on how to get the content menu to show the full list of entries?
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Try it on a USER preset. I do not think it will work on a built-in preset...I cannot really tell from the screenshot which type of preset you are trying to update (yours or a built-in)
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Thanks for the workaround suggestion Joel. It works as described. Just a little bit more hassle than it used to be :)
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Thanks John! Sent you a mail....
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Hmm, I imported that preset into my LR 7.5, and right-click works just fine:



I looked at the preset contents and didn't see anything out of the ordinary there.  So much for that hypothesis...
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not sure if this is important... just noticed that the folder that comes up when following your description is not actually the folder the presets are stored. When I go through the preferences menu the folder opening up is in Macintosh HD >users >etc...., whereas the presets are actually in Macintosh HD > Library >etc
This means I might have sent you the wrong preset :( Sorry for that, will send another mail
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That second preset also works correctly with right-click in my LR.  Internally, it looks innocuous too.
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Please copy the first ten lines of Help > System Info here. That will show the exact configuration you're running.
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sure, here it is

Lightroom Classic version: 7.5 [ 1186149 ]License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en
Operating system: Mac OS 10
Version: 10.13.6 [17G65]
Application architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3,3 GHz
Built-in memory: 16.384,0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16.384,0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 1.638,6 MB (10,0%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 4.656,0 MB
Memory cache size: 13,6MB
Internal Camera Raw revision: 1001
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 3
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
Camera Raw virtual memory: 229MB / 8191MB (2%)
Camera Raw real memory: 240MB / 16384MB (1%)
Displays: 1) 5120x2880

Graphics Processor Info: 
Metal: Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 55
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"When I go through the preferences menu the folder opening up is in Macintosh HD >users >etc...., whereas the presets are actually in Macintosh HD > Library >etc"

LR 7.3 changed the format and location of presets.  User and third-party presets are now stored in 

/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

If you have some of these third-party presets stored in /Library, that could be the cause of the problem, causing LR to think they're "built-in".  Try moving all of your presets out of the /Library folder and into the /Users folder.  
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that worked and fixed the issue. Thanks a million John! No idea how the files ended up in the wrong location...
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When LR 7.3 came out with the new-format presets and folder locations, there wasn't an "import" command or a Show Lightroom Develop Presets button. And LR would automatically convert presets from the old location to the new. So there was understandably massive confusion about where to store presets.