Im trying to use the pipe text path, but it won't follow the actual path. When I tried to open it with Bridge it said can't upload file, unsupported filetype or extension
There's a bug in AE. To make it work, cut the path that it's trying to follow and then paste that path back onto your layer. I believe that was the workaround.
Im sorry, how exactly would I cut it and paste it back in?
Select the path
CMD-X (Mac) or CTRL+X (Windows)
Select the layer
CMD-V (Mac) or CTRL+V (Windows)