Lightroom Classic: Print Module does not retain ICC profile selection in Color Management area

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The ICC profile selected in the Color Management area of the Print Module is supposed to be persistent. In fact, there are complaints about this feature. I have the opposite problem. My selection is not retained by the Print Module. It is not persistent.

If I leave the Print Module to go to the Library Module, to Exit LR, or to do anything other than stay in Print Module, then when I return to the Print Module, there is no ICC Profile shown in the Color Management area.

All other settings are fine. The printer still thinks that color is being managed by the application. If I attempt to print, I get an error that there is no ICC profile. So, whenever I return to the Print Module, I have to re-select an ICC Profile.

Creating a User Template with the ICC Profile selected does not help. Subsequently selecting the User Profile still doesn't restore the associated ICC Profile.

I am using the latest LR Classic on Windows 10. I do not have the October update. This problem first appeared some time ago. It went away for a while, but now it's back.
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Since your problem has not been consistent and we have no other reports, I would recommend the following. 


A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?

If you can repeat the behavior after resetting preferences, please try creating a new template and if that fails, a new catalog.