I'm running Lion 10.7.4 on a 2008 MacBook Pro Unibody w/ a 2.4GHz processor and 8GB of ram. I have an SSD as my boot drive, it also houses all of my applications. All of my data / app data is stored on another 2.5 HDD that's in my optical bay (I installed a "data doubler").
I wasn't running any Adobe products on my old setup, so I recently purchased Adobe CS6. I haven't run into any issues with any other program besides Bridge. The application opens and functions fine, it's only after I Command+A a selection of files... that I get a "The Operation Could Not Be Completed" error message. When I Command + A or drag my cursor over all of the files to select them, the program comes to a standstill and beachballs before giving me the message. After closing the error message dialogue box I can continue working, but sometimes Bridge can become completely unresponsive as far as opening folders or displaying thumbnails. Then I have to force quit the application because normal quit commands don't work.
I've noticed that this is ONLY happening with .MOV files that I shot on my DSLR that are stored on an external HD. I've been able to Select All on other files on and off the external HD just fine. It's really a strange little problem! It has to have something to do with the DSLR files. I've also realized that I could select a portion of the problematic files without getting an error message, a total of 8 to be specific.
I'm sorry if this has been answered somewhere, but a quick search through the forums proved fruitless. I'd appreciate any kind of feedback.
Not a computer geek, but when you invoke "select all" I think you are going to a subroutine in Bridge to the OS to complete the function. So it sounds like your temp file, swap file, or whatever is bogging down.
Do you have adequate free space on your hard drive? How about temp files do you delete them periodically with disk utility?
It further reinforces my concept in that the .mov files are probably quite large and you system chokes. In Windows machine it could be the page file size, not sure what that would be in a Mac.
Thanks for your response.
I had a feeling that the .MOV files were bogging my system down. All of my temp files are stored on my 2nd internal HDD that currently has 240GB of free space. My Boot Disk has 29GB (it's a 60GB SSD only used for app installs and booting).
In Windows machine it could be the page file size, not sure what that would be in a Mac.
That probably would be page in and out and Used Swap. You will find that info when opening Activity Monitor from the utilities folder.
usually the used Swap will increase after quitting PS and also Bridge can consume a lot.
Be sure to first let the cache finish properly on the external disk, if possible use export cache to folder option in the preferences, might help also.
And ditto for me, no experience with system divided in two disks but it seems possible. Don't know what you mean with data doubler, if you have preferences, caches and library on two disk this might conflict or at least it can be tricky.
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