12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2013 8:28 AM by genenphoto RSS

    Bridge CS6 Cache

    genenphoto

      When I change folders in Bridge CS6, I'm told there's a cache problem and I should purge the cache.  I've purged this several times with no effect, restarting Beidge each time.  Have also rebooted and done a safe boot.  I'd like to reinstall but have no disk, as I originally downloaded the photoshop package when I bought it.

       

      Help with the caching problem appreciated, also a pointer to a download site, which I can't find at adobe.com

       

      Running a Mac Pro with OS 10.8.5, latest Bridge CS6 update.

       

      Thanks,

       

      --Gene

        • 1. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
          Curt Y Community Member

          How much free disk space to you have?  Need at least 10-20%. 

          • 2. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
            genenphoto Community Member

            86 GB.  Enough, no?

            • 3. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
              Curt Y Community Member

              Depends on how big your drive is. 

               

              How big is your cache?  When was last time you compacted it or trashed and rebuilt?

              • 4. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                genenphoto Community Member

                The drivw ha 639 GB capacity.  86 GB are free.  I've tried compacting, purging and trashing with no results.  I just reinstalled OS 10,8,5 with no effect of Bridge's behavior.

                • 5. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                  Omke Oudeman Community Member

                  The drivw ha 639 GB capacity.  86 GN are free.  I've tried compacting, purging and trashing with no results.  I just reinstalled OS 10,8,5 with no effect of Bridge's behavior.

                   

                   

                   

                  Can you specify a bit more, do you use an SSD, I mean, 639 GB is an odd number for a disk unless you add the free 86 GB to it it comes near 750 GB which is more common.

                   

                  But a Mac Pro has 4 drive bays and 750 GB is still a small number in todays digital world for photography.

                   

                  Since you can use 10.8 you must have least a 2008 machine and therefore likely to have enough resources, what amount of RAM and VRAM have you installed? (check about this mac under the apple icon top left in the screen)

                   

                  But supposing you have a HDD and the numbers are right you probably have performance problems in general due to to less free space available.

                   

                  However with trashing do you mean trashing the Cache folder manually??

                   

                  And what do you mean with reinstall 10.8.5, if a total reinstall your drive should have been whipped clean and needing new install of applications that first need updating?

                  • 6. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                    genenphoto Community Member

                    I read the capacity from the info panel.  It was the drive that came with the computer when I bought it in 2009.  It doesn't make any difference anyway.

                     

                    Gene Norris

                    genenphotos@gmail.com

                    • 7. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                      Omke Oudeman Community Member

                      It makes all the difference but if you can't provide the info asked for we can't help you further.

                       

                      There are minimum required specifications to assure a good working application.

                      • 8. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                        genenphoto Community Member

                        Well what are you asking for?  And what are the min specs?  I've been running Macs since 1984 and PS since about 1998.

                        The computer is a Mac Pro, 100 GB RAM, 1.6 TB of disk in 4 drives.  The boot drive is 640 GB with 85 GB available.  What else do you need?  Just ask.

                         

                         

                        Gene Norris

                        genenphotos@gmail.com

                        • 9. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                          Omke Oudeman Community Member

                          The computer is a Mac Pro, 100 GB RAM,

                           

                          I don't believe that is a correct number, supposing you have a early 2009 model the max is 32 GB or you should have a special build 8-core actual but that can handle max 96 GB. In those days in dollars the equivalent of a very nice car…

                           

                          Check again and also check your graphic card, the 2009 came with 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GeForce.

                          512 MB VRAM is the minimum required

                           

                           

                          1.6 TB of disk in 4 drives.

                           

                          Depending on your needs but to me this seems a very low number, I have a total of 7.5 TB on disk space in my MacPro 2012. Digital images are very space consuming especially if you use layers in PS.

                           

                          HDDs are very cheap nowadays as is RAM compared to 10 years back.

                           

                           

                          The boot drive is 640 GB with 85 GB available.

                           

                          This really is a very low number, roughly about 13 % free space left. The system, PS and other applications need space to write temporarily data to and 13 % is not that much left, especially if you have a lot of fragmentation going on.

                           

                          What else do you need?

                           

                          RAM and VRAM

                          And the last 2 questions from post 5

                          • 10. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                            Curt Y Community Member

                            The issue was the cache.  Assume you do not store the cache on the boot drive.  What is the size of the cache and how much free space on that drive.

                             

                            100 gb of RAM seems astronomical, is this a typo?

                            • 11. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                              genenphoto Community Member

                              Sorry, 10 GB.  I do store cache on the boot drive. Compacted cache is about 30 MB.

                               

                              Sent from my iPad

                              • 12. Re: Bridge CS6 Cache
                                genenphoto Community Member

                                Problem solved, thanks to Curt.  I moved the cache to another drive & things seem to be working now.