Problem with Lightroom slideshow templates

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In Lightroom 6.1.1 the slideshow Template Browser is visible and below it are 'Lightroom templates' and 'User templates' buttons but clicking on Lightroom Templates does nothing - no list of templates appears. Strangely, the Template Browser shows regardless of whether Window>Panels>Template Browser is ticked or not. However, if I right-click on the Template Browser itself I can deselect it there. I have checked that the slideshow templates folder is present (Program files>Adobe>Adobe Lightroom>Templates>Layout templates>templates_slideshows). Nothing I do makes the Lightroom slideshow templates list appear.
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James Brookman

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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That is an odd problem. Does re-install Lr help? Have you populated any user templates? Try temporarily moving the user templates elsewhere that Lightroom isn' looking to see if it helps.
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Thanks for the reply Simon. So far I don't have any user templates. I was hoping to create some using the missing Lightroom slideshow templates as a basis.

I think I might try a re-install of LIghtroom 6 but initially not update it to LR6.1.1, just to see if the issue clears. I'll start again from the downloaded Lightroom_6_LS11 exe file.

Incidentally, Lightroom templates are present in the Print and Web modules and only missing in the Slideshow module.
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James Brookman

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I posted this question back in Sept 2015 and never did resolve the issue despite following Simon's helpful advice and trying everything else I could think of including reinstalling LR6.1.

Today I installed Lightroom 6.4 and guess what? - problem solved. Everything in the slideshow module works exactly as it should. Why? - goodness knows, but I'm just relieved that it does.