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Bridge CS5 freezes

Feb 17, 2012 10:24 AM

Tags: #cs5 #mac #preferences #not_working #problems #adobe_bridge

For the past few weeks, Bridge has repeatedly been freezing immediately after opening the program. The normal screen appears with either Favorites or Folders showing, but no thumbnails. In the lower left corner, only part of the little rotating circle shows that normally indicates Bridge is working, and it is frozen. Sometimes if I just let everything sit for 5-10 minutes, the thumbnails eventually appear, but if I click on another folder it freezes again.


I have repeated trashed the Preferences and rebooted the computer, but it coninues to happen. Any suggestions on what else I can try?


MacBookPro (early 2008, Core 2 Duo), OS Lion 10.7.2, Bridge




- Greg

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    Feb 17, 2012 3:38 PM   in reply to gregkvaughn

    Hi- Wanted to let you know. Both my wife and I are having the identical problem on two different Macs (iMac and Macbook Pro) running 10.7. I've always had problems with Bridge but now it won't work at all. John

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    Feb 17, 2012 3:47 PM   in reply to gregkvaughn

    How much free disk space do you have?  Should have at least 10% and 20% better.  So on a 500 gig drive you should have 50 to 100 gig free.

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    Feb 17, 2012 5:35 PM   in reply to gregkvaughn

    Do you have your cache on a seperate dirve or partition that may be getting full?  If you use 100% previews it can take a lot of space.

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    Feb 18, 2012 5:12 PM   in reply to gregkvaughn

    Even if you export cache to folders you still have the central cache.  So now you really have two caches.  OK to purge the cache once in awhile (Tools/cache/purge cache for xxx folder)  as this will wipe both cache.


    THe purge cache in preferences only purges the central cache.  Good to compact cache every so often as it will shrink size by deleting unneeded entires.

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