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Rescue missing raw previews with this simple step (7/CS/CS2)

Added on Tuesday 22nd of August 2006 07:02 am EST


Adobe Photoshop 7/CS, Adobe Bridge

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


If you work with raw files and Adobe Bridge in CS2 (or the File Browser in 7/CS) you may encounter a situation where you can still open raw files, however, you can’t see the thumbnail previews in Bridge (or the File Browser). It might simply be because you need to purge the cache for the folder that contains the raw images. Before you do this, make sure the Bridge application is launched (or File Browser is open).


To purge a folder’s cache with Adobe Bridge:

1.   Select a folder from the Folders palette or from the main Bridge window.

2.   Choose Tools > Cache > Purge Cache For This Folder.

3.   Click OK in the resulting dialog box—explaining that all previously generated thumbnails, metadata, and rankings are deleted—to continue.

4.   Select Tools > Cache >Purge Central Cache.

5.   Repeat step 3.


To purge a folder’s cache with the File Browser:

1.   Select the folder in the Folder palette of the File Browser. In Photoshop 7, select from the fo...


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