Lightroom 5 now stores user created Lens Profiles in a different location than earlier versions of Lightroom. See additional info below.
Your custom Camera Raw & Lens Profiles should be installed to the User folders…
Lightroom 5 no longer uses the shared ProgramData (Windows) / Application Support (Mac) folders for Camera or Lens Profiles. Instead, it stores the built-in profiles with its program files.
When you create camera or lens profiles, they must be stored in the user locations listed below. If you previously stored custom profiles in other locations, you’ll need to move them to these user folders, otherwise Lightroom won’t be able to find them.
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \
Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / CameraProfiles /
For the lens profiles, substitute the LensProfiles folder for the CameraProfiles folder.
The camera and lens profile file extensions are:
.dcpr—camera profile recipe file used for creating/editing a profile in the DNG Profile Editor
Or maybe you're just looking at a JPG, which probably doesn't have any applicable lens profiles associated with it.
And to clarify, the lens profiles you're not seeing are all the Adobe-supplied ones, or the ones you're not seeing are only ones you've downloaded or hand-made ones that didn't come from Adobe?
I have run into the same difficulty with a vast majority of my lens profiles disappearing including all Tamron lenses and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens, which I used frequently.
DdeGannes gave you the answer, no?
It didn't work (and, yes, I restarted LR).
I am using Windows 7, only shoot RAW format, and am missing a decent amount of the Canon lens profiles along with Tamron and Samyang (Rokinon). The lens profile downloader says that they are installed on my computer, so I do not know if it is a camera specific issue (I shoot a 6D, which has virtually no profiles created for it).
Consider running the script
'Validate Lens Profiles'
Free by me, available here:
It looks at each photo and locates specified lens profiles in expected locations, if possible, and if not possible, reports anomaly..
It won't check whether lens profile itself is OK or not, but it would be interesting to see whether validator agrees with Lr (not in expected location) or you (seems to be in the right place..).
If validator is happy but Lr is not, I wonder if lens profiles themselves are indeed OK (according to Lr5.7).
Can we see a screenshot that includes the filename you're viewing with its extension and the camera Make list?
What is almost always the case when someone says they are missing most of their lens profiles is that their current image is not a raw file. It doesn't matter whether you shoot raw, it matters what the current images is. Maybe it is an exported JPG or a Edit-In-whatever result file that's a TIF or PSD or JPG.
Here are examples of the screenshot that I'm asking for:
Raw files show 24 items in the Make list:
While non-raw files have only 9 items + None in the Make list:
If problem due to expecting raw lens profiles to be available for non-raw files (as ssprengel's post is illustrating), then forget my previous post - it assumed that was NOT the problem, i.e. it assumed you were talking about loss of availability for raw files.
ssprengel - It was only showing the profiles available in the .jpg image you posted above for all image files including .CR2 files (I don't import jpeg files into LR as a rule). I ended up reinstalling 5.6, though would much prefer the update as it was running notably faster.
I ended up reinstalling 5.6.
Good idea, for now, but you'll likely have the same problem come Lr5.8 or Lr6 (although maybe not), so at some point you'll probably have to solve properly.
The likely possibilities are few:
* Lr5.7 not liking your profiles for some reason (least likely, in my opinion).
* The profiles have still not been put in the right place (most likely, I think).
PS - the above mentioned script may help determine which is the case.
Try reinstalling LR 5.7.1, then.