just upgraded from CS5 to CS6 (originally had CS3) now when trying to load images which were loaded in 2002 when using CS3 I get an error message 'windows cannot find C:\Program files(x86)\Adobe PhotoshopCS3\Photoshop.exe Make sure you typed the name correctly then try again' I assume that there is an association with a file that no longer exists how can I change this?
Why are you posting here instead of the Bridge Forum? Or am I misunderstanding the problem (namely that the issue occurs in Bridge)?
What are Bridge’s Preferences > File Type Associations-settings?
Not sure where you have the pictures located, but the message you see is new to me. By the way CS6 is is 64 bit program, which is a step up from the 32 previous versions.
Pictures should not be in the program file. Have you uninstalled any previous version since installing CS6?
I am starting to get the same thing. I had CS3&5 on my PC/Win7/64 desktop, along with CS6. CS3 was loaded, but has been deactivated for some time. I deactivated CS5 yesterday. Everything was running fine. Then, today, I unistalled both suites, 3&5. Now, when I try to open an image, raw or jpg, in Bridge, I get the same response as the OP.
My file assoc. is Photoshop for raw and jpg, but it doesn't list a version, just PS.
After the changes you've made to your system (uninstalls, etc.) try going into Bridge CS6 and into the Preferences - File Type Associations dialog. Either use the [ Reset to Default Associations ] button or change the individual file types if that gives you trouble. Does this help?
By uninstalling previous versions you fouled up the file associations. Am on road so do not have bookmarks. Go http://forums.adobe.com/community/bridge/general and look at questions about file associations. Have a solution posted there.