8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2010 6:43 PM by photomatty RSS

    Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5

    studioabcde Community Member

      When I send files to the trash from let's say my desktop, everything just appears in the trash,perfectly normal but If I take pictures that are on the network, from where I work the most, and then send them to the trash they just don't appear in the trash, can't seem to find them with spotlight & finder research ..

      Help please

        • 1. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
          Community Member

          studioabcde wrote:

           

          …and then send them to the trash they just don't appear in the trash, can't seem to find them with spotlight & finder research…

           

          Spotlight is pretty useless and the Finder search uses the same Spotlight engine.  Apple has declared many types of files and directories off limits to Spotlight, probably because Apple doesn't trust its customers/users.

           

          Try the free, very capable and robust EasyFind:

           

          http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/8707

           

          (As far as your original issue, I would not expect to find items you trash in your server to show up on your user's trash can, but I know next to nothing about servers and do not use Leopard.)

          • 2. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
            studioabcde Community Member

            Just found out that in the CS5 Version of Bridge,when working on a network, when you delete files that would've normally went to the trash in CS4, you actually totally loose them .. No ideas for a fix or a way to keep working like we did with the CS4 version ?

            • 3. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
              Omke Oudeman Community Member

              There are not many on this forum with network and server experience, I'm

              also a stand alone user. But what puzzles me is why you first trash files

              and then want to recover. Is it happening accidently?

               

              If it is not by accident could (would) you explain why this is part of the

              workflow?

               

               

               

              Just found out that in the CS5 Version of Bridge,when working on a network,

              when you delete files that would've normally went to the trash in CS4, you

              actually totally loose them .. No ideas for a fix or a way to keep working

              like we did with the CS4 version ?

               

              • 4. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
                3j2 Community Member

                I believe it's an OS X thing.  If I delete files on my MBP via my Mini, or on the Mini via my MBP the files are instantly deleted and can't be found in Spotlight or the Trash.

                • 5. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
                  studioabcde Community Member

                  If it is not by accident could (would) you explain why this is part of the

                  workflow?

                   

                  Deleting or moving to trash is not done accidentally, but could be.  It's just the part of our workflow when one selects which pictures he's going to keep from a shoot, we first put all pictures on the server and then start by throwing out the less good pictures.  Sometimes though, we want to go back and check what we've thrown out because of decisions made by customers or ourselves.

                  We always have a second backup but the trash is just a fast and easy way to get to something you just deleted.

                   

                  With CS3 pictures on a networked drive were thrown into the local trash which is exactly what we were expecting from CS5.

                   

                  many thanks

                   

                  Henk

                  • 6. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
                    Omke Oudeman Community Member

                     

                    and then start by throwing out the less good pictures.  Sometimes though, we

                    want to go back and check what we've thrown out because of decisions made by

                    customers or ourselves.

                     

                     

                    If you start getting used to rating (using the arrow keys to cycle and the

                    Cmd + . -dot- keys for increasing rating) you might have a quicker workflow.

                    Use the filter panel to show only one star (or more for further fine tuned

                    selection) you are able to go back very quickly to earlier deselected files.

                     

                    Personally I almost never delete files, storage is very cheep these days and

                    it seems quicker for me to store them then to decide whether I will or not

                    will delete the file.

                     

                    Some other thought about that, lately I had to use an archived raw (tif at

                    that time) made with my first digital Canon D30. I really was amazed what

                    the current ACR converter could do with that old files and it looked a lot

                    better then back in 2001

                    • 7. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
                      studioabcde Community Member

                      We find the reject system not very useful as when a file is set to reject is is very useful within Bridge but once you move to the Finder there is no difference between one file and the other. Especially when one connect through FTP from home or on the road, there will be no difference between a rated or rejected file.

                       

                      Also, it is true that storage is inexpensive but it does take time for each backup if you keep all images and time is money (still, unfortunately).

                       

                      We are thinking of double backing up, once at the time of transferring from memory cards (which we already do), once after renaming the selection of the shots we want to keep. This way we can always go back one or two steps without losing too much time. These backups can safely be removed after some time.

                       

                      many thanks

                       

                      Henk

                      • 8. Re: Problems with deleting files to trash in Bridge CS5
                        photomatty Community Member

                        I've found the same problem working in both CS4 and CS5.

                        I work on a new iMac 27", but my RAID server is connected to my iMac via ethernet to my G5 tower (because the server is connected via eSata, and the iMac has no eSata ports).

                        I've noticed the same problem with files just "Poof" totally gone if deleted or even rejected using the "delete" key when working over a networked server.

                        Very scary, because if you accidentally hit delete...it's gone and you have to hope you have backed it up somewhere else.

                         

                        If you find a fix, please let me know...because I'd rather have the files fall in the trash, instead of dissapearing into thin air.x

                         

                        -Matt

                        photo@mattbeard.com