Trying to get help with Adobe Bridge. I've posted this on Adobe Forums with no answer. Everyday Bridge wants to cache my files. When I installed Bridge and updated it I allowed it time to cache all my files(25 gigs). The thing is - it wants to do this each and everyday. Is this normal or can I turn this off? It seems that once all the files have been cached it would not need to do this again - is this correct? Thank you in advance for your help.
I've been using Bridge for awhile now but have not had the "problem" you describe. But that may be in part due to the way my image archive file folders are structured. I've not checked yet, but usually there is a switch that turns on/off access to all subfolders. I'll have to check this out and find out what options are available to control what Bridge opens automatically. But I would assume once thumbnails are generated and filed in the application's storage (cache) it should not repeat and re-generate. BTW, it would be helpful to know which platform you are using, Windows? or Mac?
David, thanks for your reply. I'm running Window XP service pack 2. I have a gig of ram.
I'm with you - I would think once they have been cached that would be it. It starts to cache each time I open the program. Thanks for your help.
In the preferences area somewhere there is a way to tell the tool to keep the cache files local to the directory they are caching the info from. I've read that by letting it do it the default way, cache them all in one location deep down in the bowels of your system, that they sometimes get 'lost'. But by having a cache file for each directory, in that directory it is supposed to do much better. Check out the preferences menu item and see if you can find that setting. I'd look for it but i am at work and not at home where my software is.
It also helps to apply a logical, rational structure to how you organize the storage of image files in th first place. If you just use the OS default organization it is usually insufficient if you have a large and diverse collection of image files.
Dave, I don't allow the OS to do the organization of my files. I keep all Raw in one folder per date and Tiff in one folder per date and so on. The folders are large - maybe 2 or 3 GBs per folder. Thanks
I have been working with CS2 on two machines of the three in my lab, and since your post have been paying attention to how Bridge behaves relative to what you described. Other than setting up Color Settings for color management the preferences have remained at default. And, I am not experiencing what you have described, that Bridge re-generates the thumbnail cache each time. All I can attribute this difference to is I work with Macs, not Windows; although I do have an IBM graphics system I use to evaluate Windows only software (CS2 is not installed on the IBM). Sorry I cannot offer any more of an answer.
Thanks for your help. I uninstalled Bridge then I deleted the cache. Reinstalled bridge and it works great.