Im using CS5 on a robust Windows 7 desktop. I use Windows Home Server back-up my data, and for some shared network data.
Riddle me this. I few months ago I reached out for help regarding a performance problem with CS5 Bridge. Things had become painfully slow making bridge unusable. Someone suggested I may have had a network resource available at one time that was no longer present. Sure enough, my home server (used for data only) which was not on 24/7, was the culprit. As soon as I powered up the server, Bridge became very responsive, even though the file I was working with were not on the server. Now for my dilemma, I'm replacing the server. The new server is up and running, but Bridge must have the old server connected to the network to function responsively. I've completely wiped the Bridge cache, but no help. There is obviously something embedded in Bridge's settings pointing at data on the old server making it unusable when not attached (i.e. 20 to 30 second delays for any or all navigation). Any ideas?
Yhanks in advance.
I know nothing about networks so will just throw out some concepts and maybe it will steer you in right direction.
Bridge is looking for something on the missing server. if it was photoshop would save a network printer, but don't think that is the case here. So is there a file or file location that is different on the new server?
Also, with hard drives they have permission and "ownership". Even though you have replace the old server with a new server is it looking for the "old server" address or name?
At one point I had a server drive mapped through Windows Explorer, and the drive showed up and was accessible through Bridge. I deleted the server network mapping and it disappeared from view in the Bridge interface. Something in Bridge is obviously still looking for the old server and/or the drive previously mapped. Just don't know how to tell Bridge "forget about it".
You haven't added it to Favorites have you?
Try clearing Recent Files/folders lists from the toolbar.
If you're up to it, it might be worth searching "C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge CS5" for the phantom drive name.
Curt and Yammer. I found I had a Favorite pointing to a folder on the old server, and found some old cache in the AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge CS5. After removing both my problem is solved--Bridge actually functions without me have to power up my old server. Thanks much for the assistance. What a relief--Adobe please take note.
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