right. i know. i did that on purpose to show that when the thumbnails of the folders are small, there is no name on some of them, but when enlarged, it does show a name. but i don't want them to be enlarged. i just want the names to be under the folders like they used to be.
i've been troubleshooting it with no luck. hence the post.
i'll look into the workspace bit.
thank you for your help, curt. i do appreciate it.
GOT IT! Just went up to "output" and hit "reset standard workspaces".
If I may add a few observations:
The behavior you are showing in the screenshots is typical for having set the content panel to 'show thumbnail only'. It is under the view menu and might also have occurred with hitting accidentally the cmd/ctrl + T key combination.
Resetting workspace also set's the thumbnail info per your setting in the Bridge preferences settings for Thumbnail/details. Just try it once to check
Another mayor point is that you did not ran the updater end still have the first version instead of the latest release 188.8.131.52, You will benefit from that update, be sure to have also the ACR 6.6 plug in installed, the 6.5 plug in did cause some bugs.
I also believe (not sure, long time ago) that the updater solved the problem you are seeing with some folders with and some without names.