Yes. you can choose the cache location. Ctrl/Cmd k can get you to the Bridge Preferences. I have never tried it so the only thing I would question is having one central folder for everyone's cache instead of individual sub-folders for each machine, keeping conflicts at bay. If one user decided to clear his cache for example.
Thank you for the response. I knew you could change the cache folder to whatever you want, but didn't know if having one single location for all users would cause problems in the long run. Also, it reverts back to the AppData location with each user that logs on. Is there a file or a registry entry that I can change (either on each individual machine or push out via GPO) so I can make sure each user gets the correct cache folder location? Thanks!
if you are using mac please go this location
there will one folder by the name of cache and one file by the name of adobe bridge cs 6 cache
move them both to the desktop and then close the window , restart the bridge and it will be fixed
and if you are using windows please go to this location
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge Cs 6\Cache
move all the folder inside this location to the desktop and then restart the adobe bridge
I clipped out the statement that Bridge has to be restarted in order for the directory change to take. If Bridge was not restarted after the change for each account and students simply logged out, then that might explain the cache directory defaulting.
You may have done so, but I need to ask if you did.
I'm on a Mac, so I'm not sure if there is a registry entry that needs to be adjusted. This is getting out of my realm, but if I find anything, I'll certainly let you know.
Deepakgahlot seems to be giving advice for removing corrupted caches, and letting Bridge create a new one, which does not seem to be your issue.
Yes, I had restarted Bridge and still if a new user logged in it would reset it to their user folder. I'm hoping there is a Preference file for Bridge like there is for PhotoShop, etc that I can just copy to the user's AppData folder that would point the Bridge Cache to a location on the hard drive, however I have found no evidence that there is.
I don't know why that is happening. I wonder if they can keep their work on another drive and simply use the "Automatically Export Cache" option instead of a central cache. The cache would be with their pictures in a folder and hopefully each student would only be able to access their respective folders.
I actually found the answer in another post. There is a registry key that contains the cache directory information: HKCU\Software\Adobe\Bridge CS6\Preferences ->Cache Directory. I was able to set this to a C:\<folder>\%username% and use group policy to apply the registry setting to individual users. It appears to work with our test accounts, will work next week on getting it applied in real life. Thanks for your help!
Thanks for letting me know. I volunteer in this forum on Adobe products, and run my own personal OS. So I would be going outside my realm as far as group policies and registry modifications go.
Also as obvious as a keyword search is, I probably would not phrase it properly and end up in a dead end.
But I'll make a note of this.
I hope there are no further problems.