Can I reinstall Bridge independently of Photoshop CS5?
Not as fast a typist as Curt seems but in addition, a reinstall will not likely solve your problems if youd't use the clean tool.
Next to the already given clues I would also try a reset preferences for Bridge, hold down option (Mac) or control (Windows) while restarting Bridge and choose reset preferences.
Curt Y wrote:
…and check your hd disk space. Should have 10-20% free space to work well.
I'd say at least 20% to 30% or more. My practice is not to let any hard drive get to be 70% full as a general goal.
I used to say 20% but some thought that was overkill. So thanks for the reinforcement.
I still think that is overkill...
And what I hate the most about it that it is percentages, having old disks with 250 or even 500 GB I can imagine 50 GB (my rule is 10 %) might bring you in trouble. Yet current HD have 1 to 2 TB (more coming fast) 10 % free space is almost as much as my total disk size of 6 to 7 years back.
Yet with less then 200 GB free space on a 2 TB HD soon the performance starts to decrease (and I also have a separate 150 GB WD Velociraptor almost totally dedicated as Scratch Disk for PS). There might be a perfect technical explanation for this (please let me know if you do have the facts!) but the logic is far behind.
The need of 20 or even 30 % free space also means a quarter of inefficiency. To me that means also 25 % useless spend money, 25 % less space you thought you had when it came out of the box and as said, if somebody can explain the logic of all this I would be very glad to hear it!
Yes I too was wondering about the logic of using a percentage as the HD disk sizes grow. Kind of like using 70% of RAM for photoshop as the standard. Its outdated.
A percentage of memory devoted to PS works fine if you have 4 gigs, but not so fine if you have more than 4 gigs. I have adopted "allow 2 gigs for computer and the rest for PS" advice.
Not sure how that concept can translate to how much free disk space one needs on a 300, 600, 12000, or 2000 gig drive.