I was looking for an answer to the same thing. I can't access many of the folders that I had no issues accessing in previous versions of Bridge. Yes, the folders are big (video files) and Bridge just freezes up. I have to force quit the program. If there is no solution to this, is there a way I can reinstall the previous verison of Bridge??
After many test, I'm sure: Bridge CC have exactly the same problem than Bridge CS6 in it's first version: it can read every heavy psd or psb but crash when a jpg is bigger than 26000 pixel wide ( photoshop manage jpg until 30000 px, so I save most of my jpg at 30000px wide) I could convert every jpg in psd, but will have very heavy folder. I hope than Adobe will fix ASAP this bugg as before for CS6 ...
I have the same question that MediaLen : How can I found now Bridge CS6 ?
I believe the 30.000 pixel max is not present anymore in PS but I rarely have those size so not sure.
By default Bridge is set to view only files up to 1 GB. You can use the Bridge Preferences / Thumbnails to change this setting to your purpose.
Also by default the preview quality is set to Always HQ, which creates huge cache files for large files. If you have set the option to also generate 100 % preview this will take a lot of resources, disk space and time.
Also you have the option to use 'embedded previews only' (using the checker icons top right in Bridge window). Try experimenting with those settings.
You should also have a powerful system with enough RAM (for those files 16 GB seems minimum to me) and be aware Bridge is very processor demanding so when you start those big jobs be sure you have not other power consuming applications running in the background.
And the option to write cache to folders when possible (also Bridge prefs) can cause problems and also takes a lot of resources and space.
When you use HDD be sure to have at least 20 % free space left.
If you have a CC subscription you can also download the CS6 version using the Creative Cloud Application. Click on an app inhere to reach the Creative Cloud Download Center and under PS choose CS6 instead of CC.
Bridge CS6 comes with PSCS6 so you have to download and install this version to get Bridge CS6
Thank you for your answer. I don't think the trouble is about memory or processors : I used Bridge CS 6 on the same PC with the sames folders and big images and it did work perfectly. My PC have 32 Gb memory , I7 processor, SSD scratch disks and 16 Tb raid HD. I tried every settings include no 100% previews, embedded previews only. Now Bridge crash just when opening...I would have now to throw the preferences before lauching, then purge the cache...
It's the same bugg than for the first versions of Bridge CS6, with big jpg files. I will install CS6 again, waiting an upgrade of CC with the bugg fixed. Hope Adobe will see my request. Thank you.
Adobe rarely looks at this site. In addiltion you have a unique problem as have never see it listed before. Therefore it is probably not even on the screen. For Adobe to fix a "bug" it has to affect a number of users, and they have to be able to reproduce it in the lab.
Adobe visits this site more frequently so post problem here and hope you get a lot of votes. http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family
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OK I give you the information is about Bridge, not photoshop and I use bridge since many years. The problème is since bridge CC that I use on many different station since 1 year;
Actually its Photoshop CC and Bridge CC on windows8.1 64 bits .
I have a machine with
intel i7 4770K 3,50 Ghz,
RAM 32 Go,
video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
one 250 Go SSD HD for windows
one 500 Go SSD HD for photoshop scratch disk
A 20 To RAID tower eSata connected
Photoshop preference performance are 80% RAM ( 24 Go) and scratch disk , the 500 Go SSD.
Photoshop works well
I use very big image files: most are saved in psd and psb . Bridge work well with those file.
But to save space in my HD, I save flat images less than 60000 pixels wide in jpg.
Bridge can't work when it make thumbnails with big jpg. It does work when jpg are about 5000x8000 pixel, but never if there are in the folder jpg files of about 30000x18000 pixels for exemple.
During extraction of thumbnails it suddenly quit. It works with some jpg but at a time there is one who crash. Impossible to see witch one...
Last year, I sent jpg to a member of the forum who asked me. But nothing happened. No answer.
Actually, I have to put in separate folder psb and jpg file, so I explore folders containing psb with bridge and jpg folders with windows explorer ( slow and not nice thumbnails). Very uncomfortable...
I tried Bridge with MAc OSX. Same problem...
I'm desesperate to fix this pb, but Bridge is the only soft who can manage psb...
Thanks for your answer
…Actually its Photoshop CC and Bridge CC on windows8.1 64 bits… .
That does not tell me the exact version of Photoshop CC or Bridge CC you are using.
Is that Photoshop CC v. 14.2, for instance?
Additionally, CC is not the latest version of Photoshop either. Currently it is Photoshop CC2014 v. 15.x.
Sorry, but I'm going to stop following this thread after this post. Frankly, it's too much trouble to be exctracting information like pulling teeth to solve another user's problems.
Remember, you are not addressing Adobe here in the user forums. You are requesting help from volunteers users just like you who give their time free of charge. No one has any obligation to answer your questions.
I've been running into Bridge CC thumbnail issues (including them not loading and/or crashing Bridge)... and I found the solution by setting the programs compatibility to Windows 7. I'm running CC 2015 on Windows 8.1, and all my thumbnail issues with video files went away.
- Right click on Bridge CC program and go to "Properties"
- Select "Compatibility" tab
- Check the box under Compatibility mode and select Windows 7
I tried everything as compatibilty mode and bridge still crash.
I'm now with Windows 10 and Nothing changed since 2 years...
Now in every image folders I make 2 underfolders: 1 for the psb and 1 for the jpg.
I have to be careful to open only the psb folder with bridge and the jpg with the Windows explorer. But it's really not easy and I can't understand why Adobe never took care about this problem who exist since many years.
I know that we are not a majority to use big jpg files, but we exist...