Lightroom Classic 9.2 Camera RAW Defaults is not helpful

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The new system for applying RAW defaults is clunky and confusing compared to the old system, which did everything I needed. Is it possible to opt out of the new system in future updates? 
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Andy DelGiudice

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Andrew Rodney

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Actually once you understand how it works and the increased functionality you may feel differently and no, there isn’t a way to opt out. I recommend this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGCnR9qEqA4&feature=youtu.be
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Andy DelGiudice

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Dumping a major change like this on the workflows of working pros is so stupid. What a frustrating way to treat a user base. 
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Andrew Rodney

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Don‘t upgrade. Your call. 
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Andy DelGiudice

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Yea, now that I have, I regret it. Which is my point entirely; better communication of these disruptive changes would make for a much better experience. This is not rocket science. 
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This communication wasn’t sufficient?
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new/2020-2.html#raw-defaults
Yeah, Laura’s video is much more comprehensive and easy to follow for those needing a video tutorial. 
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Your previous Default Develop Settings can be found on Windows 10 systems at :

C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Defaults

They are XMP files with name 'Default' followed by a number. You can open them with any text editor to determine the camera model. Then place a copy of these XMP files in the Settings folder and rename them 'CAMERA MODEL NAME Defaults.' Then follow the instructions at the links Andrew provided to assign the presets to each camera model.

C:\Users\Todd\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

The other option would be to rollback to LR 9.1 and then use the Develop Reset button to see the Default Settings.

IMHO Adobe should have included a subroutine in the 9.2 installer to do this "automatically" during the update.

Here are the Mac folder locations:

Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw /Defaults

Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw /Settings
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