PL 5 Not reading xmp metadata

I use Photo Supreme v6 for assigning metadata to my raw files and then started using PL5 for processing. However PL5 does not read any stars or keywords which I assume means it’s not reading the xmp file’s format. Photo Supreme v6 uses standard xmp formatting and not any propriety types.

I have preferences set to both read and write sidecar. I was going to enable syncronization but a warning box showed up that data may be lost so I didn’t proceed.

Is there a way to manually read the xmp metadata?

Yes, there is…check out the PhotoLab’s File menu:

Thank you. Don’t know how I missed it.