I hope somebody would be able to help me in another Adobe Creative Suite problem. I am getting this error “Adobe Bridge CS6 has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. Close program.”
Here’s the background.
I have downloaded CS6 yesterday which took about more than eight hours. I have uninstalled CS5 from my PC and installed CS6. Everything went fine – no error in installation as long as you follow the instructions. Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator launched perfectly well.
There is a problem, however, when I launched Bridge. I use Bridge to edit filenames and tags of photos. It is very useful, specially when browsing through pictures that I would later on edit in Photoshop.
Initially, I thought it was my video driver. My PC has the native Windows 7 graphics driver. I downloaded the ATI Radeon 4600 driver from AMD. The error still appears after the installation.
Next, I tried the solution indicated in the Adobe Forums. It said that I can reset Bridge preferences and default workspace and purge the thumbnail cache, by holding down the Control key when launching Bridge CS6. I reset everything, was able to open Bridge at first, but now, the same error shows up when I open the folder that contains the pictures.
Well, I cannot continue working without the Bridge so I popped in my Adobe CS5 DVD and installed Bridge. This, however, will only work if you do simple tasks, such as editing the metadata of photos or it filenames. We have to remember that Photoshop has a minibridge, which, I just knew, would not run within Photoshop unless the Bridge itself is not running. Otherwise, you will see a message “Bridge must be running to browse files.” So, I have a Photoshop CS6 and I functioning Bridge CS5. If I launch Bridge CS5, Photoshop CS6 does not recognize it.
I ask everyone out there who may have found a solution or has a suggestion, please make a comment below. Basically, there are two things that I would need to address: how to get rid of the “Adobe Bridge CS6 has stopped working” error, and (if there’s no solution to the first), is how to make Photoshop CS6 communicate with Bridge CS5.
Update: This has been fixed by doing a re-install of Adobe Creative Suite 6.