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Bridge says Photoshop application has moved and sometimes opens a second instance of Photoshop

Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Hello everyone

 

I'm using Photoshop and Bridge CS6 and both have begun behaving strangely lately.

 

Bridge occasionally complains that the Photoshop application has moved when I try to open file. There is an option to correct or update the path which fixes it for a while (incidentally I haven't moved the application).

 

Another thing is that sometimes Bridge will open a new instance of Photoshop when that is already running. When I check where the two Photoshop applications are located, they both point to the same app in my user folder/Applications.

 

The third thing I've noticed is that there are two Photoshop entries in the Open with menu in Bridge. One is marked as (default), the other one not.

 

There are actually two versions of Photoshop on my computer because I keep a clone of the drive which is SuperDuper'd every evening. But this has never caused these problems before.

 

Thanks in advance for your help

Philip

 

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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The Mac will not open a second instance of the same application file. I would quit backing up your applications folder, there is really no point.

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Thank you for the reply, and my apologies for the delayed response.

 

I'm afraid I must disagree on the second instance thing though. The computer does open a second instance of the Photoshop by which I mean that the dock contains two application icons both of which point to the same app in the same folder. It is very strange.

 

I have used SuperDuper to clone my drives like this for a very long time and have never had this happen to me so I doubt that is causing the issue. And even if it were the reason, it shouldn't cause two instances of the same Photoshop app which is located on the boot volume.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions on this.

Philip

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