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I have recently upgraded from CS3 to CS5 and Bridge is driving me mad. It constantly crashes especially if I try to move a file, but also at other times. Screen goes white etc., and I need to close. Other things work OK i.e. Raw Converter.
I have Windows 7 and am running PS as 32 bit (64 bit was no better), 4 GB memory; 1 GB hard drive; AMD Phenom with NVIDIA 219 graphics card.
Is this purely a problem I have or are other people also having problems with Bridge. Any help any one can give would be much appreciated.
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Found a post on the Adobe forums with a few people that had a problem with Bridge crashing:
Could try the following, seemed to fix it for a few people:
- Try to reset preferences by pressing and holding the Ctrl key while starting Bridge. You should get a reset window, choose all 3 options.
OK - I will give that a go. Is this a problem affecting lots of people or just a few.
Not sure, just read your post and thought I'd have a hunt on the net. There's definitely a few people effected by it. Hopefully resetting the preferences will get you up and running. Don't know if it's possibly an upgrade problem, as the person in that post had upgraded from CS4 to CS5, but his didn't work correctly in CS4 either.
Hi Have done that and It seems to have helped. Will see how it goes over the next few days. Many thanks.
I am trialling Bridge on a Mac and have the same problem, it seems very unstable and crashes frequently, also when moving files or folders.
I have had some issues with my Laptop freezing and or crashing and it is usually down to the number of processes I have running additional to PS/Bridge, which indicates insufficient RAMM at the particular moment in time of the crash. Open the Task manager and I think you will be unbelievably surprised at how many programs are running.
Quote: I have had some issues with my Laptop freezing and or crashing and it is usually down to the number of processes I have running additional to PS/Bridge, which indicates insufficient RAMM at the particular moment in time of the crash. Open the Task manager and I think you will be unbelievably surprised at how many programs are running.
lol.... when i got my laptop out of the box and installed my usual suspects, i had 98 prosesess running at the same time.... they are all gone now though.. and yes it did affect bridge and my version kept on crashing too.
Thanks - I don't think I have anything other than Bridge of PS5 running but I will have a look in Task Manager and see if there is anything going on. Any help is appreciated.
First, make sure you've downloaded all the updates.
If you've already done that, or it doesn't help, try this. Open Bridge preferences, select 'Cache' and click the 'Purge Cache' button. Then select the 'Automatically Export Cache to Folders When Possible' option if it's not already ticked. Bridge then creates a cache for the thumbnails in the same folders as the files instead of one huge single cache hidden somewhere. I found this helped a lot when I had similar problems.
I looked at the Task Manager and do have lots of things running, but need someone who understands computers to look at the Task Manager.
Thanks "loweskid" I will look at the cache file and see if that helps. The resetting preferences in Bridge helped for a couple pf days, but did not resolve it. I have downloaded all the updates, so cache files next and an expert for Task Manager.
As usual thanks for the help.
I hope this might help you re cacheLink
An update - As I have tried everything to no avail, I have reported this problem to Adobe as a "bug" report. Thank you for your helpful advice.
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