Lightroom/Camera Raw: Leica DNG Embedded Camera Profile Issue

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[Feature request: The Embedded profile is hidden in the Legacy group, which is hidden by default.  The profile, which is assigned by default when a Leica photo is imported, should be appear in Favorites and also in a profile group that isn't hidden by default. See here for details:
- John Ellis]

Leica M 262 DNG camera files display the 'Embedded' Profile when initially viewed in LR Classic 7.5 Develop module. When any other camera profile is selected the 'Embedded' Profile entry is no longer visible including in the Profile Browser. If 'Read Metadata from File' is invoked the 'Embedded' profile entry reappears and is selected. In addition if 'Save Metadata to File' or 'Update DNG Preview & Metadata' is invoked the 'Embedded' Profile selection disappears completely and is not recoverable using 'Read Metadata from File.'

LR 7.2 does not exhibit this behavior so it appears this "bug" was created in one of the LR Classic versions after 7.2. Please see this post in the Lightroom Classic forum for further information:
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Form Engineering - This is as-designed behavior - see Ashkay's notes in the forums link in the OP. 
  1. Go To Profile Browser.
  2. Click on the '+' drop down and select Manage Profiles.
  3. Select "Legacy" group -> Save
  4. In the profile browser, you will find a group called "Legacy"
  5. Open the Legacy group to find the "embedded" profile.