When I upgraded Photoshop to CS5 I had to do it by upgrading my CS2 version because my CS3 version was part of the creative suite package. When I open Bridge, I don't get the CS5 version, I get the CS3 version and the two are definitely different. I like the Output features in the CS5 version since I use it at work, but at home, I don't know how to get the CS5 Bridge to open and, of course, Bridge doesn't show up as a stand alone program in the Program listings. What to do? Should I try reinstalling CS5?
Hi there! Because the forum you originally posted in is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop, I moved your question to the Bridge General Discussion forum, where you'll get more specialized help.
One other thought. If you have CS3 set to "launch on startup" in advanced preferences it will be running in the background. Since only one version can run at the same time you have to stop this process to launch CS5.