Lightroom Classic Ricoh Theta Z1 Lens Profile missing

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Using LrC to edit Ricoh Theta Z1 Equirectangular images.  Lens profile for Z1 available as at June 2019 now missing.  Running Mac OS 10.15.4 (latest).  Understand new Ricoh plugin 2.8 and Ricoh Theta Stitcher 2.1 now available.  Will this encourage restoration of Z1 lens profile?
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AFAIK, Adobe never removes a lens profile. They have zero reason to do that. Lens profiles are for raw only, however. Perhaps you switched to jpeg?
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Thanks Johan.  I did check, you make a good point about RAW - only.  But that isn't my problem (this time ).  Adobe support sent me a list of supported lenses:
  https://helpx.adobe.com/in/camera-raw/kb/supported-lenses.html#main_List_of_supported_lenses

No more Ricoh Theta Z1, no Thetas of any model.  only 4 Ricoh lenses total - none are 360 cameras - so they may have dropped the profile by mistake/oversight but I tried using GoPro Fusion profile and it is not too bad as a workaround.  I know Adobe no longer supports Ricoh's stitcher software, but that has been re-developed as Ricoh Theta Stitcher V2.1 and their is a "Dual Fisheye Plugin 2.8" from a programmer named Yoshi Hirota according to YouTube channel by Yuquin Guo (https://tiny.cc/YUQInG) so I hope this is useful to members.  Thanks for you response.  I appreciate it.
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I've gone right back to Lightroom 6.14 and can't find any trace of an Adobe-created profile for that lens. It is possible that third party software installed a profile though.