Lightroom Classic: Keeps folders on disk after deleting presets

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If I delete a develop preset folder in Lightroom classic 9.1, the xmp files are deleted off the system disk but the folders they resided in remain.  This is programming 101!

Regards,

Steve
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Steve Castle

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Posted 6 months ago

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Carlos Cardona

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And your problem is? If empty folders remain, why not select and delete them, and move on? Adobe haters get a little annoying after awhile, don’t they? They’re actually trying hard, cut’em some slack once in a while?
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Dan Hartford Photo

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Check for other files in the the "empty" folder, even hidden ones such as ".ini" or "thumbs.db" file.  Quality developers won't delete folders that contain files over which they have no control.  Not saying that's the issue, but is something to look at.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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With the new xmp presets, the preset folders are irrelevant. The preset grouping structure shown in Lr is defined by the xmp preset itself. In other words, Lr only scans and knows the xmp presets and Lr does not keep tracks of the folder that containing them, which might contain other files that Lr does not recognize.