Mike and John,
Back home and still no solution to my problem.
History panel for all my 5DMk3 files show nothing but the import date.
This would be normal,I suppose, since the massive percentage of my editing is done in Camera Raw.
Just want to restate my basic workflow to see if that triggers a clue.
Basically,I shoot raw and edit,select,rank,and do most of my color edits in Camera Raw
Camera Raw is set up to "save settings in .xmp sidecar"
Folders are on my desktop
At the end of each month or thereabouts I rename ,etc and copy the folder(s) to external G drives
Once there I import the folders into Lightroom and, fundamentally, use Lightroom as my archiving
I am slowly getting up to speed with Lightroom and am slowly moving away from my Camera Raw workflow.
I always use the native Raw format of my respective cameras and do not use DNG unless it is the
native file of the camera in use
That's it in a nutshell. Flawed but functional for many years.
As stated, I was working last week in Lightroom with 5DMk3 files. In a morning session of
accessing and outputting files,Lightroom behaved normally with edit settings in place from their
earlier 'life' in Camera Raw. I took a break,closed Lightroom, and when I restarted a few hours
all edit settings for 5DMk3,only, were reset back to default as if they were straight out of the camera.
I've tried dumping folders from Lightroom and re importing,both from my primary archive as well as
a secondary set of external drives yet no info from the corresponding .xmp files is being applied
I did note that in the Import window of Lightroom I was set with 'minimal' selected and not
'Embedded and sidecar'. Switched thinking this would do the trick but no change.
So,there you have it. Still stuck and confused.
One detail I missed to share last week was that between my two Lightroom working sessions where things
went wonky I ran Apple's Disk Utility as my iMac seemed sluggish.
Disk Utility found nothing and no measures were taken beyond running the program.
As always,anything you have would be helpful