Lightroom Classic 7.3: Preset folder names not updated after being changed

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Lightroom did not update my preset folder names after being changed
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Okay, I am not savvy on using this forum so I will write a reply with the data I have received.  My problem was that after the presets in Lightroom Classic CC 7.3, I could not change the folder names back to their original name.  The reasons I had originally changed them no longer applied and with Lightroom presets now being nested in the same folder as Camera Raw presets, I tried changing those names. 

I could not do it in Lightroom.  In Lightroom, you can only rename a preset, not the folder name. I tried changing the folder names in both the old Lightroom folder for presets and the Camera Raw folder for presets.  No change.  Yes, I did restart Lightroom after making the changes so it was not that kind of issue. 

I had heard from a source, Gavin Seim, that Matt Kloskowski pointed out that while it was not possible to make changes such as removing sets in Lightroom, one can hide them in Camera Raw. Victoria Bampton said that the tools for managing presets were not yet available in 7.3 but they are in Camera Raw. 

With that information, I went to Camera Raw and started making the changes I wanted to make.  I was able to hide preset sets and rename preset sets in Camera Raw.  I checked in Lightroom and the changes were made! 

So, thank you Matt Kloskowski, Victoria Bampton and Gavin Seim for making my day :-)!
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Just an FYI, if you've hidden presets using this method, they will need to be restored from Adobe Camera Raw and are not restorable from within the Lightroom Classic CC interface. 

Restoration procedure:

1. Launch Photoshop and open a raw image (or use the Camera Raw as a filter option) to invoke the Camera Raw dialog.
2. Click on the [Preset icon] in the tool pane
3. Right-click on any existing preset container and select "Reset Hidden Presets" from the context menu.