Lightroom Classic CC 7.3: Not saving new presets IF they have the bar "|" in title.

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If I save a new preset and I use a "|" symbol in the name it disappears. I only noticed this because I was making presets using the "|" as a separator. It worked fine before the update. It does not work now. For example, I have a preset I made called "SPLIT | Heavy Blue". The ones I made before the update work fine (thankfully). But now if I make a preset called "SPLIT | Heavy Green" it disappears. I immediately try again, same settings only changing the name to "SPLIT - Heavy Green" and it saves fine. Loads fine. Works fine.


I'm not too upset. It's not a big deal. But it took me a couple hours to figure out what was going on and if it's not a big deal to patch it, then I thought someone should know. I use Windows 10.
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Jeremy Ruble

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Scott Graudin

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I can't save a preset for the tone cure or a new preset folder
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sachin tripathi, Employee

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When you will save "SPLIT | Heavy Blue",  it will be saved as "SPLIT_Heavy_Blue"
Please check and let me know if you are able to find this. 

Sachin T
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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This is a Windows specific issue. Lightroom treats a number of characters as illegal characters as part of the file name. Windows and Mac will have a different set of such illegal characters, which is specified as part of the Lightroom user preferences. Check out such Lightroom file name handling preferences by going to Lightroom>Edit>Preferences>File Handling>File Name Generation.

The actual file name of the presets do not matter. You could also try changing the "Replace illegal file name characters with" setting to Similar Characters, which would get closer at least visually to what you want.