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Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5

Jun 2, 2010 6:48 AM

When I send files to the trash from let's say my desktop, everything just appears in the trash,perfectly normal but If I take pictures that are on the network, from where I work the most, and then send them to the trash they just don't appear in the trash, can't seem to find them with spotlight & finder research ..

Help please

 
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    Jun 2, 2010 5:18 PM   in reply to studioabcde

    studioabcde wrote:

     

    …and then send them to the trash they just don't appear in the trash, can't seem to find them with spotlight & finder research…

     

    Spotlight is pretty useless and the Finder search uses the same Spotlight engine.  Apple has declared many types of files and directories off limits to Spotlight, probably because Apple doesn't trust its customers/users.

     

    Try the free, very capable and robust EasyFind:

     

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/8707

     

    (As far as your original issue, I would not expect to find items you trash in your server to show up on your user's trash can, but I know next to nothing about servers and do not use Leopard.)

     
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  • Omke Oudeman
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    Jun 4, 2010 10:10 AM   in reply to studioabcde

    There are not many on this forum with network and server experience, I'm

    also a stand alone user. But what puzzles me is why you first trash files

    and then want to recover. Is it happening accidently?

     

    If it is not by accident could (would) you explain why this is part of the

    workflow?

     

     

     

    Just found out that in the CS5 Version of Bridge,when working on a network,

    when you delete files that would've normally went to the trash in CS4, you

    actually totally loose them .. No ideas for a fix or a way to keep working

    like we did with the CS4 version ?

     

     
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    Jun 4, 2010 11:01 AM   in reply to studioabcde

    I believe it's an OS X thing.  If I delete files on my MBP via my Mini, or on the Mini via my MBP the files are instantly deleted and can't be found in Spotlight or the Trash.

     
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  • Omke Oudeman
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    Jun 7, 2010 2:01 AM   in reply to studioabcde

     

    and then start by throwing out the less good pictures.  Sometimes though, we

    want to go back and check what we've thrown out because of decisions made by

    customers or ourselves.

     

     

    If you start getting used to rating (using the arrow keys to cycle and the

    Cmd + . -dot- keys for increasing rating) you might have a quicker workflow.

    Use the filter panel to show only one star (or more for further fine tuned

    selection) you are able to go back very quickly to earlier deselected files.

     

    Personally I almost never delete files, storage is very cheep these days and

    it seems quicker for me to store them then to decide whether I will or not

    will delete the file.

     

    Some other thought about that, lately I had to use an archived raw (tif at

    that time) made with my first digital Canon D30. I really was amazed what

    the current ACR converter could do with that old files and it looked a lot

    better then back in 2001

     
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    Jul 17, 2010 6:43 PM   in reply to studioabcde

    I've found the same problem working in both CS4 and CS5.

    I work on a new iMac 27", but my RAID server is connected to my iMac via ethernet to my G5 tower (because the server is connected via eSata, and the iMac has no eSata ports).

    I've noticed the same problem with files just "Poof" totally gone if deleted or even rejected using the "delete" key when working over a networked server.

    Very scary, because if you accidentally hit delete...it's gone and you have to hope you have backed it up somewhere else.

     

    If you find a fix, please let me know...because I'd rather have the files fall in the trash, instead of dissapearing into thin air.x

     

    -Matt

    photo@mattbeard.com

     
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