11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2013 3:53 PM by Philip Cord RSS

    Bridge stacks

    Mary Bernard

      Can I copy Bridge stacks to a folder in another computer (also running CS6)?

       

      Thanks

       

      Mary

        • 1. Re: Bridge stacks
          Omke Oudeman Community Member

          Not likely, copy or move stacks to a different folder is already losing the stacks (useful as they can be there is much room for improvement regarding stacks…)

           

          Best way to keep them sorted in an easy way is to apply a keyword to all the files in a stack, using different keywords you can easily restack the lot on the new computer using the keyword filter.

           

          When using Raw be sure to also copy the XMP side car files with it

          • 2. Re: Bridge stacks
            Philip Cord Community Member

            Yes you can, the information is kept in the hidden file .BridgeSort (same file as manual sort information) in the selected folder, so all you need to do is copy this file along with your other files. You might have to re-start Bridge for it to read the file though.

            • 3. Re: Bridge stacks
              Mary Bernard Community Member

              Thanks Philip, I copied the .BridgeSort files, and lo, my stacks reappeared in the other machine.

               

              Best

               

              Mary

              • 4. Re: Bridge stacks
                Omke Oudeman Community Member

                the information is kept in the hidden file .BridgeSort (same file as manual sort information) in the selected folder, so all you need to do is copy this file along with your other files.

                 

                 

                Thanks Philip, did not know this, normal copy of one stack to an other folder is just losing the current stack. I'm not sure copy of the sort file will also work in copying just 1 stack to another folder scenario because this will replace the sort file in the other folder.

                 

                Any knowledge or comment on the 1 stack to other folder scenario?

                • 5. Re: Bridge stacks
                  Philip Cord Community Member

                  Just had a quick test and yes it does work on just one set of stack files. The .BridgeSort will be updated by the system.

                  • 6. Re: Bridge stacks
                    Omke Oudeman Community Member

                    Indeed, but sadly enough it is causing an other problem, by replacing the BridgeSort file the stacks already present in the folder you are copying to are getting lost…

                     

                    So for the case of the OP it has been a wonderful solution, moving stacks to other folders is still a problem.

                    • 7. Re: Bridge stacks
                      Philip Cord Community Member

                      Ah yes, I think it might be doable with a script, but that is beyond me.

                      • 8. Re: Bridge stacks
                        Omke Oudeman Community Member

                        Ah yes, I think it might be doable with a script, but that is beyond me.

                         

                         

                        Also beyond me and to be frankly, it seems also beyond Adobe because the problem has been addressed long time ago and still not fixed…

                        • 9. Re: Bridge stacks
                          Philip Cord Community Member

                          Hi Omke, I sent an email to Paul asking if it was possible to move/copy a stack via a script and just got a reply that he has added these scripts for download on his site in the Bridge section, and thought you might be able to make use of them.

                           

                          http://www.ps-bridge-scripts.talktalk.net/

                          • 10. Re: Bridge stacks
                            Omke Oudeman Community Member

                            Hi Philip

                             

                            Nice to hear from Paul again!, did you ask if he is planning to come back despite his thoughts about Adobe CC?, he was also a regular in this forum, and always nice and very helpful

                             

                            I already downloaded the script and give it a try. Thanks for pointing to Paul his script!

                            • 11. Re: Bridge stacks
                              Philip Cord Community Member

                              No, there was no mention of him returning to the forums, but he was very helpful and answered all my questions.