Lightroom Classic CC Develop Presets Organization Issue. User Presets mixed in with installed presets

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I have a variety of VSCO presets installed in my Lightroom. I recently updated and now a variety of VSCO presets are mixed in with my User Presets. I moved the VSCO presets from the user folder on my computer but they still show up in the User Presets folder inside of the Lightroom CC application.

  1. How can I put the VSCO presets into their own folder and have that folder show up inside of Lightroom Develop Presets.
  2. This wasn't an issue in previous versions of Lightroom Classic CC, is there a step I am missing?
  3. Why can't I make a folder in the Develop Presets panel inside of Lightroom Classic and organize the presets inside of Lightroom? Feature Request?
Thank you!
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ItsKnowOne

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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If your original VSCO presets were organized in folders, the conversion of the preset into the new XMP format will preserve the original preset folder structure (preserve the parent folder name).

The new XMP preset that you created specifies the preset group info as a metadata field in the XMP. So the actual folder where the XMP preset resides does not matter. You can put the preset in any folder you want. What matters is what is specified in the XMP preset.
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So If I edit the XMP file and change the folder location name, it should put the preset into that folder? Kind of mind boggling why you can't just organize them inside of the presets window inside of Lightroom.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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You can drag-n-drop the user presets among the existing preset groups that you created or own. You can specify the preset group (including creating new one) when you create a new user preset (via the Group popup).
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Thank you so much Simon!