OK, so the problem is purely that Bridge will not launch at all.
Has it worked in the past?
Most likely we simply need to recreate the preferences. Hold down Command+Option+Shift (Mac) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Win) while launching Bridge. If you get the timing right, you will be prompted to recreate some settings. Check all three boxes and hit OK.
I have tried doing CtrlAltShift (Win) while launching Bridge I get a
message saying so you want to make changes on this computer I click yes
then nothing happens.
This is not the reset window. Try holding down the Ctrl key and starting Bridge. You should get a reset window with 3 options.
Technically, it's true that all you need is the Ctrl key (strangely you use the Option key on Mac...) but it should still work when all three are held down. You want to click this/these keys just after double-clicking on a desktop shortcut or selecting it from the start menu. If you hold down keys before clicking the icon, you will be activating a Windows keyboard shortcut, not an Adobe one.
Delete the preferences manually. The settings are stored in the Windows Registry. Click "Start," type "regedit" and press "Enter." Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Bridge CS6\Preferences" in the left pane, right-click it, and click "Delete."
I have done the following Delete the preferences manually. The settings are
stored in the Windows Registry. Click "Start," type "regedit" and press
"Enter." Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\
Adobe\Bridge CS6\Preferences" in the left pane, right-click it, and click
When I try and start the bridge either through photoshop or from the start
programs menu it still will not open.
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The Event Viewer does show that Bridge is the problem.
You never answered if you have had CS2 on this computer.
Did you ever get the reset window with 3 options? Are you clicking on the startup icon on desktop to do this task?
Yes I still have cs2 on the computer, I never managed to get the reset
window with 3 options I am clicking on the photoshop cs6 icon from the
Unless you follow the instructions I supplied in Post #16 you will never get Bridge to start.
I finally got it to launch via instructions from another web page. In my case, I am running Win 7 Professional 64-bit and previously loaded Photoshop and Bridge versions CS2 (along with Illustrator and InDesign CS2), which might have been part of the problem. The solution for me was to create an empty "Bridge CS2" folder in the C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\. Worked like a charm.
I don't think so. Another user did that and still had to add the Blank CS2 folder.
You might be able to unistall CS2 and CS6, run the Adobe Script Cleaner per instructions, then reinstall CS6. But no one has posted they have done this.
P.S. Does you CS2 work? Since Adobe took the activation servers off line many do not and the generic on-line CS2 has to be installed.