I recently installed a 3TB network drive and moved all of my web development assets there. Dreamweaver and Photoshop access the network drive fine as does Windows file explorer. Bridge won't display any of the folders on the network drive and I can't figure out why. Show folders is checked in the view menu. When I click on the network twisty in the folder view it shows my network drive with a lock icon above it. When I click the icon for the network drive all it does is display the metadata information in the panel on the right, but it doesn't open the network drive. I searched the adobe formum for a while, as well as google, and haven't come across this particular issue. My network drive is a Seagate Goflex with 1Gb hardwire connection. Any help much appreciated.
Not a network guy, so maybe this is a dumb question.
When you say "When I click on the network twisty in the folder view it shows my network drive with a lock icon above it" would this indicate you have no permission to access the dirve, at least from Bridge?
I'm not a network guy either ;-) Not sure why Bridge would have a unique permission beyond what my user ID is authorized for. I've been through every setting in the preferences and didn't notice anyplace to specify a network pw.
My ID has administrator authority and I can access the network drive with every other program just fine so, from and OS standpoint I think everything should be fine. I tried doing what you said anyway but it didn't help.
OK I found a work around. I used windows file explorer, right mouse clicked on the network drive folder and said open with Bridge. Then I told bridge to add that folder to my favorites. Now I can get to everything on the network drive with Bridge. Still baffled though as to why Bridge's standard navigation won't reveal the network drive path....oh well.
About 2/3 way down fly out menu (open, open with, etc) there is lock item (or unlock item).
Works for files never had occasion to uise on folders. Sometimes importing files will result in them all showing locked.
That option is not present on the menu for the locked network drive object. I tried it with other objects and I see it on those. The only options the menu shows for the network drive are: Open, Test in Device Central, Purge Cache for Selection, Reveal in Explorer, Add to Favorites, Batch Rename and Sort. Export to is also shown but is grayed out.
Here is a summary of a former post where user had permission problems when he changed drives. Might check out his solution and see if it fits.
Hope this works for you also.
On #1 I have adminsitrator privilege.
On #2 my network drive doesn't show up as a drive. It shows up as a node on the network like another computer. When I right mouse click on it there is no properties option. The options are: Expand, Norton 360 (run scan now), Connect with remote desktop connection, and open in new window.
The rest of the steps pretty much don't apply if there's no properties tab.
I'm good at this point because as I noted a few responses ago because I was able to get it added to my favorites in a round about way using Windows filed explorer.