Lightroom not exporting contrast changes!?

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Recently when I try to export photos from Lightroom, or "Edit In Photoshop", a version with reduced contrast is exported, not a boosted contrast version that I'm looking for.

I've tried changing the file type exported, and different sizes and quality settings but to no avail.  I'm using the latest CC versions of Lightroom and Photoshop, and colorspaces match.

Other changes such as crops and exposure changes are exporting.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this frustrating problem?
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Without screen shots of the original Contrast Boosted version showing in LR and another of the exported version and another showing the export dialog window with all your settings there isn't much anyone can help with.
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I just did a test on a TIFF file where i increased the contrast, excessively, and other settings then exported it as a JPG and had open PS CC 2018 selected and what came up in PS  was the exact same image as what is being displayed in LR, although as a JPG.
The only thing I can think of is the drop in file size or somehow the edits aren't being added to the TIFF file when exported.
Try this. Instead of Exporting right click on the edited TIFF and select Edit In PS CC 2018 and when the dialog box comes up asking if you want to open original or Copy With LR Edits select With LR Edits and see what get delivered to PS.
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Yeah, I've tried that, and tried exporting the original and different sizes, no use. Might have to uninstall and reinstall.
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Before uninstall/reinstall I would reset preferences and retest. 

A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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What are your color management policy settings in Photoshop? You export in sRGB. Maybe Photoshop converts it to a different color space.
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Phil

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Nah colour spaces are all sRGB...
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What are your Detail panel settings and camera ISO for this image? High ISO images that have been over-sharpened and/or have insufficient Luminance NR will appear lower in contrast and less sharp when resized or viewed at less than 1:1 in the Library module (vs Develop module view).