Adobe Creative Suite Cleaner Tool
helps resolve installation problems for CS3 thru CS6 and for Creative Cloud
What can I do?
If you have uninstalled previous and installed current CS6 and did not use it very long the best way would indeed be to deactivate CS6 with Preferences and use the official CS6 uninstaller to uninstall the lot again.
Then use the cleaner tool (see post Station-two) and also first read the info about Cleaner tool, especially about back up before uninstall and cleaner tool.
Most custom settings for Adobe (tools, actions, presets, brushes etc as well as Bridge Keywords and workspaces) are stored in the user library by default (user/library/application support / Adobe)
Don't know the specs of a Web Premium, only see info about Design and Web Premium.
Do you have a box and DVD or download version?
What applications are in the Web Premium.
Usually Bridge get's installed when you have also installed Photoshop because it is part of the installation package. Don't know about other suite version but I used to have the Design premium.
In CS4 it was possible to install and uninstall bridge separately but this has been changed in CS5 and also Creative Cloud has no separate download for Bridge, it is in the package of PS itself.
This is exactly the issue.
Adobe Bridge does NOT appear in the applications menu! Bridge is not available to install as a separate program and even after a full uninstall and reinstall of the entire CS5 suite, Bridge is not to be found anywhere on my hard drive…
To me, that is a clear indication you at one time or another uninstalled or deleted Bridge improperly, i.e. not through the Adobe Uninstaller.
Never, ever just drag an Adobe application icon or application into the trash.
I found the Adobe uninstaller in the Utilities folder of the Applications. Uninstalled the entire suite, tried the cleaner mentioned above but it couldn't find anything to clean. When I reinstalled the CS5 suite, Adobe Bridge was back, but I still got an error when I tried to open it "This action can not be performed".
Found another discussion thread that solved the problem:
It appears this failure to lauch for Bridge is not uncommon. Modifying the permissions in your account from "read only" to "read and write" was the key.
Surprisingly, all the other Adobe products in the CS5 suite were fine from the get go, but Bridge was a problem child.