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Single shared cache for Bridge CS5 and CS6

Jul 24, 2012 7:00 AM

Tags: #photoshop #cs5 #bridge #cache #cs6

I currently have Photoshop CS5.1 and CS6 installed on my Mac. Although I am only using CS6 for my work I have kept the previous version installed just in case any problems emerge with CS6 using Mountain Lion.


My simple question is whether or not I have to maintain separate cache folders for both versions of Bridge or whether they can actually be shared? At present I have two separate cache folders but the CS6 version is larger for some reason. I use Lightroom 4 generally for Raw processing.

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    Jul 24, 2012 8:17 AM   in reply to ashleykaryl

    I run a Win machine, but should not make any difference. 


    If Bridge needs 2 separate caches it will make them.  In previous versions they were not compatible.  Not sure now as Bridge has gone from 32 bit to 64 bit programing, so what this means for the cache I don't know.  I saw one post in the Photoshop forum where user feels CS6 overwrites CS5 cache, but that is more of a situation in RAW where ACR 7.x uses a new profile.


    I am reading you have the cache manually set to 2 separate locations?

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    Jul 25, 2012 1:24 AM   in reply to ashleykaryl

    I doubt it. The CS6 cache uses a different database engine. You might have had more luck with previous versions.

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