I could have sworn I have done this before.
I have been swapping and bumping drives, and now have a 300Gb v'raptor for Scratch, and would like to move Bridge cache to that drive. But I am unable to move it off the boot drive. Looking at the file structure, I'm thinking I am wrong and have never done this before, because it is pretty complex, and covers multiple previous versions.
Is this doable?
Windows 7. Full CC subscription. (View hidden folders turned on)
But I am unable to move it off the boot drive. Looking at the file structure, I'm thinking I am wrong and have never done this before, because it is pretty complex, and covers multiple previous versions.
I don't understand this. BTW I am on a Mac but did understand the path for the Windows Cache is something similar. My central Cache is by default in the user library application support / Adobe / Bridge xx /
Inhere are a plug in (Adobe bridge Plug-in Cache) and a folder called Cache (the central cache folder). In here are 4 folders named: 256 (Thumbs), 1024 (HQ preview), Full (100 % preview) and data (as it says, data)
You should be able to copy both the plug in and the Cache folder to a new location. (if not you either have not the correct admin permissions for boot drive and or no read and write permissions for the new drive.
Supposing you have been able to copy the lot to a new location you now have to start Bridge and in the preferences go to Cache. Under Location you have the option to choose the new path, point to the new drive and location and restart Bridge. Then it should work as expected.
No that didn't make any difference.
I've actually just recovered from a fairly big system crash, and lost one of my raid arrays. Those drives have been removed, and replacement (faster bigger) should be with me tomorrow, plus I have bumped a bigger and faster drive for use as my Scratch disk, which os where I was hoping to put my cache.
ACR cache happily moved to the new drive, and PremPro is playing nicely. Perhaps I am wrong. Are you able to see other drives when you click on the Bridge cache location?
It's not a biggy. I think I have about 70Gb space on the SSD boot drive, but I like to keep that drive as un clogged as possible.
Yes I can see the path OK all the way to the current cache location, but I can't twirl back and choose a new drive. ...
I think you may want to twirl forward to Computer -- below the list of files for your username -- then expand that to show list of disks. I've successfully assigned bridge cache to the D drive (though when i did this I let Bridge rebuild the cache rather than move the cache folders). Here's what I have (username collapsed, computer expanded).
Nope. There is no twirl forward. Nothing before the My user tree.
But I can access My Docs, Downloads, etc. all of which are on other drives. Just not the drive I want, nor in the place I want. I'm wondering if this anything to do with my having to work on my drives. Clutching at straws, but I'm a bit stuck. I might try reinstalling Bridge.
Trevor, have seen this problem before. For some reason Bridge is not seeing the drive directory. Add the drive you want as a Favorite and that usually wakes up the OS to recognize the directory and things should return to normal.
So what do you see in Favorites tab or Folders Tab? Are you seeing the computer directory as you would normally?
Does the raptor drive show up? If so can you click on it to open directory? Once you get this normal than preferences/cache should show cache directory location.
No. Honest Indian. It was a great idea Curt, but I am completely unable to get back to the Computer drive tree.
I have placed the Scratch drive in the Bridge Favourites, (I assumed that you meant Bridge favourites, and not Explorer ?) but like I said, Computer was already there. I have twirled open every branch but can not see the Bridge favourites.
Here's another thing. If I go Tools > Cache both options are greyed out. I did Purge the cache when I started this process, because I was pretty sure a lot of the links were going to be broken while I was fixing my drives.
I'll tell you the story...
The system failed stone dead, and would not restart. This was Christmas Eve, and my IT shop, who originally built the box were closed until the 6th Jan, so I managed to source an new PSU, which I fitted. The PSU was modular like the original, so I used some of the existing cables. This may have been a mistake! Anyway, I couldn't get it running, so it went to the shop on the 7th.
It came back working, but one of my two drive raid0 arrays was not showing. I removed both drives and tried them individually on another socket, but both were dead. I wonder if I fried them with the mixed cables? Hmmmm expensive mistake.
While I was at it, I removed my old Scratch disk, which was a 1st gen 150Gb Velociraptor. I was hoping one of the raid0 drives was still functioning, but as not, I did have a 300Gb 2nd gen v'raptor, so I fitted that and labelled it Scratch.
The postman has just delived a pair of 1Tb latest gen v'raptors, which I shall use for the raid0 which is my fast Project drive, but I have a really tight deadline client job that I have to get out today, so the rebuild has to wait till that is clear and at the printers.
So my thoughts are that during all this messing with drives, I have broken a link, but I'd have thought that a restart would fix that. A reinstall will surely fix it, so I'll get to that when I have my artwork finished. Not a biggy, but strange an ever so slightly annoying.
Thanks for your help Curt. You have had a couple of clever left field ideas there.
If only... Nowhere to type. This is what I see... no editable path, just unhelpful grey text, and I showed the twirled out window that opens when I click on Choose
I have all my drives up and running again, but the drive letters won't be the same as before the system failed. I have no idea if that is relevant though.
Would it be worth running it by the Photoshop forum lads? Curt posts there, and he and you have been very helpful, and come up with angles thatI hadn't, but maybe Noel etc. or even some of the Staff guys might have an idea?
I'll reinstall Bridge first, because that just might fix it.
Thanks for the help and ideas. Much appreciated.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Bridge CS6\Preferences\CacheDirectory (REG_SZ)
I have seen this limited file browser problem before in Bridge. I can't remember what causes it. You may be able to find something in a forum search, but unfortunately this forum isn't as old as the others, being created a year or two ago by merging the Windows and Macintosh forums. You might have more luck locating the Bridge Windows forum.
By the way, reinstalling Adobe software doesn't always help, as a new installation tends to re-use old found settings. Adobe has a "Cleaner Tool" to remove these orphaned settings.
I just spent 5 mins looking for tips, and found one guy who had a load of stuff on his desktop causing the problem. Once he tidied stuff away, the drive icons came back to his browser dialogues. That makes sense if the only root item is the Desktop - maybe there's a limit to the number of folders displayed in the browser API.
Robert Shomler wrote:
Have you tried resetting Bridge preferences? A thought; I didn't see mention of preferences reset reading through these posts
I had that thought yesterday. In fact I didn't know you could do that with Bridge, but I think it was Ctl / Cmd while starting Bridge. Didin't help though.