Camera Raw/Lightroom: DNG camera profile editor no longer works on LR 6.14

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I can't create a custom DNG camera profile for my infrared converted Nikon D750 using the DNG profile editor with LR 6.14. I had no problem in the past with a converted Nikon D7100. I've tried it on 3 computers with LR 6.14 but no success. Please help. Thanks.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Can you explain what does (not) happen? Both Lightroom 6.14 and DNG Profile Editor are old software. Nothing has changed recently.
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Opened an unedited DNG file in the DNG profile editor, adjust the WB under color matrices, create a new camera name under options, export the change back to the folder with the DNG file and restart LR 6.14. The profile editor states it has been created. However, the new camera name does not appear in the profile drop down in the develop mode when I restart LR 6.14. I even restarted the computer and that doesn't help..
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I don't understand the 'Export the change back to the folder with the DNG'. The DNG Profile Editor creates a profile and you must export that profile to the CameraProfiles folder, not to the folder where the DNG is stored. The profiles should be stored in: 

Windows—C:\ ProgramData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \
Mac—Macintosh HD / Library / Application Support / Adobe/ CameraRaw / CameraProfiles /
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I followed your advice and placed the created dcp file in the CameraProfiles folder found within Local Disc C. Unfortunately it still doesn't show up under profiles when I restart LR. What next?
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I  believe for LR 6.14 the dcp file would go  in:
C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles

The paths Johan provided earlier are for LR 7.2 and higher? (Changed when the new Profile browser was introduced)
Not sure the equivalent path for MacOS.


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Hi Bruce, using your method, the pathway breaks down after Adobe where I get Lightroom not CameraRaw. Even if I try to proceed after Lightroom, it goes to External Editor Presets and then goes to various ON1 options. 
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I forgot that things have changed a bit. Lightroom 6 no longer accepts custom profiles in the main folder. They must be in the user folder. If that folder does not exist, then create it yourself.
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I was told to try this:
C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles
but when I tried it on my computer, after the Adobe folder, the next one in the pathway shows up as Lightroom, not CameraRaw. How do I create the correct folder? Do I just go to new folder at the top of the screen and label it as CameraRaw? Sorry for my ignorance but I'm not a computer techie. This is very frustrating because now I can't do any IR work until this problem is fixed.
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Alan, I found this thread on the other forum with info re file paths for the dcp files
There is also a link in there to the Lightroomqueen website with more details as well.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2228222

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Yes, I forgot that things have changed a bit. Lightroom 6 no longer accepts custom profiles in the main folder. They must be in the user folder. If that folder does not exist, then create it yourself.
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After searching my PC, it looks like the past created custom camera profiles are stored as an .xmp file. How do I create this type file if I want to create a new camera profile?
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No, custom camera profiles aren't stored as XMP and never were. They have always been .DCP files.
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DCP camera profiles created with the DNG Profile Editor go in the user folder in Windows systems here:

C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles

BTW the DNG Profile Editor was updated January 2018 to make it compatible with new camera models. They didn't change the date at the download link (shows as September 2012), but it is the updated installer. Yes, very confusing and I told them so!

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/digital-negative.html

After restarting LR the new profile will be in the  Profile Browser folder named 'Profiles' as shown below.





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