Lightroom Classic: Sync Panel End Mark folder with the catalog and presets folders

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Why doesn't Panel End Mark folder follow the catalog and presets folders? Why do I have to copy the Panel End Mark's folder contents to the Lightroom folder on each PC I use?
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There are many thing that don't follow the catalog including most everything in preferences menu and plugin folders, etc.  It would be nice to find a chart that shows what is stored inside the catalog vs in folders not in the catalogs' folder.  However, one can figure it out when reading blogs that identify what you should back up in relation to LRc - anything listed there (other than the actual dot-lrvcat file) doesn't follow the catalog file and if it is not in the same folder as the catalog won't follow a copy of the catalogs' folder either.

Should all the stuff currently in system folders (e.g. "appdata -> adobe -> roaming") be in the catalog instead?  Probably not.  Should there be a preference similar to "store presets with catalog" for other stuff like system preferences?  Probably.
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There are many thing that don't follow the catalog including most everything in preferences menu and plugin folders, etc.  It would be nice to find a chart that shows what is stored inside the catalog vs in folders not in the catalogs' folder.
Agreed
 Should there be a preference similar to "store presets with catalog" for other stuff like system preferences?  Probably.
Agreed
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Why do you want to use Panel End Marks to begin with? All they do is take up space that is better used for the sections of the side panels. They have no other function.
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Because I want to! I know many professionals that use the "End Marks" feature, too, such as Tim Grey of www.greylearning.com. Why would you respond to my question with a question especially since you are questioning something that is a personal choice? YOU might not wish to do it but I do.
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Many people put text in as an end mark.  One example is a list of the meaning of their color label colors (Red=best, blue=needs edit, green=done, etc).  
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This is an excellent idea. Thanks for sharing.