1. thanks for the reply--> but purging the cache didn't help.
2. in re: installation, perhaps there is a different way to install ACR 5.4, but all i did was run the installer. ACR is certainly working within photoshop CS4 and thus i'm assuming that it should be working in bridge (?)
3. any further ideas appreciated.
…purging the cache didn't help.
Try holding down the Option key ("Alt" in Windows) as you launch Bridge in order to re-set your preferences. (You may have to Purge the Cache again after that. Test first.)
1. thanks for the 2nd suggestion, however it still doesn't recognize the RAW files.
2. all in all, not the biggest issue--> i'll just wait until ACR 5.4 becomes official and hopefully by then, everything will work together.