The .BridgeLabelsAndRatings file seems to cause problems for SkyDrive Pro due to invalid characters. Can the location of this file be changed? Or, can the filename be altered via preferences? It's annoying to see the sync errors from SkyDrive whenever a rating or labels changes. I'm hoping I can move the file or change a preference to be something like "store labels and ratings in a one place (global) vs. per folder"...
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.
You can't change the name of the file because then Bridge would not recognize it anymore and it would become unusable.
That said, I can't manage to get such a file, (I'm on a Mac). I usually have my Raw files converted to DNG that writes all metadata in the file itself instead of a separate XMP file and therefor tried it also with CR2 raw files from Canon but how many rating and labels I apply to them the data is only written to the XMP sidecar.
Also tried to changes ACR prefs to use central database instead of sidecar XMP but no rate and label file will appear.
By default Bridge is set to not show hidden files and the file you mention is a hidden file (use menu view / show hidden files). I do have same sort of files called .BridgeSort and .DS_Store and if I choose to export cache to folder I get also a .BridgeCache and a .BridgeCacheT file.
So my guess is that SkyDrive Pro sees them as kind of an extension because of the dot in front of the name (A wild guess, can't check because I only have Office for Mac installed).
If the other files do sync without problems then I would start with reseting Bridge Prefs (hold down control key when restarting Bridge and choose reset preferences) but if this is not helping then your first goal would be preferences of SkyDrive and see if you can change something there or contact Microsoft tech support because it is Sky Drive that fails you.
Thanks - I get the fact that it is a SkyDrive issue with files starting with "." - I'm just looking to see if there happens to be an option which would let me store this file elsewhere so that I can easily work with my .psd files on SkyDrive without seeing the errors. I don't care if the ratings and labels file gets sync'd to the cloud.
I think you're misinterpreting how SkyDrive can work. It's not a networking issue. SkyDrive on a desktop has an app. You can work with your files directly in the local folder and it automatically synchronizes with the cloud storage so you can access from many devices. In other words, Bridge is working fine with the local copy. Again, I'm just looking to be able to move the location of the file so that it is not in a folder which syncs to the cloud storage - simple as that.