Lightroom Classic: Camera Profiles Missing

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I am missing my Lightroom color profiles (created with color checker) since the update. My "legacy profiles" are not showing up in the profile browser. My images have the old profile selected, but it says "profile missing" with a warning icon.  


I created a new profile (using color checker) and cannot add the profile to images in batches, only individually, and sometimes they switch back to the old "missing" profile on their own.  I also tried assigning the "Adobe Color" profile and had the same problem--it will assign the new profile if I add it individually, but I can't assign a profile in batches.  I am editing RAW files (not jpeg files).
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Could you show the whole profiles section instead of just that small area in your above SS.
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5D4 is a profile I made since the update. My other profiles should be listed in "legacy" I believe, but they aren't there.
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I can make new profiles, that's fine, but I can't apply them to any of my "legacy" files (imported previous to update, with old profiles attached).
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I see in your screen shot above that PBP Studio profile is being applied and it is not showing as missing. So it is on your system someplace.
As stated below you need to search your drives for files ending in dcp which is the extension older camera calibration profiles were saved as.
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@photobooth

Are you a Mac or Windows user? OS Version?

In what directory do you currently have your Color Checker Profiles stored?
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See response below.
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I’m using the latest operating system on my Mac. I don’t know what directory they would be in. Any tips on where to look? I looked in the “colorsync” folder under my username and didn’t see anything from Lightroom.
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Have a look in your username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Camera Profiles and see if your Color Checker Passport .dcp files are there. If they are not, Lightroom will not find them. 
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Search your drive for DCP. That is the extension of older camera calibration files made in ACR.
IIRC you couldn't make Camera Specific calibration profiles in LR.
They should be in a folder under your username in subfolders */Adobe/CameraRAW/CameraProfiles/.
But if you did create a file in LR it was more than likely a Preset and not a Camera Profile. those would still be in the Preset section.
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Rikk--I tried all three of the methods you described (many, many times) to sync the images before I posted this.  The problem is that they sync all settings *except* the camera profile.  This happens with all of the methods you described.

I searched for dcp and *.dcp and didn't turn up anything.  

JSM--It is not actually applying my profile "PBP Studio" even though it is listed as the current profile.  It says "missing" and seems to be applying a random adobe profile, but this is inconsistent.
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Even more maddening is that I can click the camera profile dropdown and select a different profile (for example, Adobe Color) one image at a time, and when I go back to the image that I just changed, it still lists the original "missing" profile.
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Is this a New Mac or one you have been using for some time? If new, or Slightly new, did you copy over all your personally created camera calibration profiles from your old Mac?
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I have backups, I could locate the files probably. But will that change the fact that I can’t update the profile on any of my legacy images now? I even tried exporting the raw files and re-importing them with a new develop preset (with an Adobe profile attached) and it only worked for about 75% of the images. What a mess.