Lightroom 5 not syncing settings to all selected images

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If I set an exposure value on one image, select all, then Sync..., choosing just exposure, sometimes 1-2 images in that set (of maybe 140-150 images) does not get that exposure value applied.

(LR5 on Windows 7 x64 SP1, 8GB RAM, Core i7 K2600)
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  • grateful for LR5, despite a few bugs!

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Are all images the same process version?
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Paul

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Yes, they are all the same (Process version 2012)
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yes, all new images loaded from a recent shoot. all images using the same process version (latest lightroom)
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Since my OP above I have not had this issue reoccur. Can't remember whether this was due to the updated versions of LR I installed shortly after this post or whether my PC was maybe having an issue. Since this anyway I have replaced my PC, with a bleeding edge system. Runs lightening fast in LR 5 now.
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SOLUTION

OMG, I have had this problem for months and NO ONE has been able to help.
I can report that I have finally found out what the problem is and a fix to the problem.
To FIX THE PROBLEM of lightroom not syncing changes across multiple images is to Purge the Cache.
Go to Edit, Preferences. Under the Camera Raw Cache Settings, click the Purge Cache button. Problem fixed.
Now we need to ask Adobe to fix this in future updates so that Cache does not have this problem.

Feel free to send me some money via paypal for beer to robholding at hotmail.com
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You shouldn't drink alcohol it is bad for your health and we need you to solve more lightroom mysteries. Thanks!
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I later found that it hadn't worked. Sorry for the disappointment.
I have however,  found that turning of the write .xml to disc has helped me.
In my work flow, I prefer to have a .xml file next to my images rather than storing setting in a catalogue.
I would have Lightroom write the settings file as I edited each image. After editing, I would export (as original) the images to my storage drive.
I have recently found that the .xml files are exported with the original images even if I don't have Lightroom write the .xml files as I edit. This appears to have fixed it....again time will tell...
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the solution I found in LR 6.9:
while importing photos, I used the Standard setting for the Build Preview under File Handling. After that, everything worked fine, however, the import process got a bit longer.
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