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Moving collections in Bridge from older Mac to new Mac

Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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I am upgrading my Mac running OS 10.4.6 to a new Mac running Ventura.  My current Bridge subscrition is running v10.1.1.1666.  I assume when I log in to my Adobe account with the new Mac that I'll be updated to Bridge v13.xx.  I would like to keep the Collections I currently have in Bridge (move them) to the new version on the new Mac.  How can I do this?

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Community Beginner , Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

Thanks everyone who tried to help on this.  I did what I needed to do - installed new Adobe apps on the new Mac and then imported data using Migration Assistant.  Unfortunately my folder with all my digital images did not come over on its own so I had to copy all my digital files from my external back up disc.  Needless to say my collections in Bridge show the number of images in each collection, but there are no images in the folder and I can't locate the path they need to make the correction.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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Collections use absolute pathnames, so the only way to be 100% sure your collections will work on a new computer is have everything EXACTLY where it was on the older one.

If you use Migration Assistant, that will pull over your collection files and other Bridge settings. DO NOT migrate your apps, you need to clean install them from scratch.

If you are moving things manually, look in /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Bridge <version>

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Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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Thank you for the response.  

 

As a follow up, since I expect I'd be using Apple's migration assistant first before installing any particular apps, when I do install Bridge and open it for the first time will my settings and collections just automatically be there or do I need to do something else?  Thanks again.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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This is Adobe's help documentation on getting setup.

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/download-creative-cloud-apps.html

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Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Thanks everyone who tried to help on this.  I did what I needed to do - installed new Adobe apps on the new Mac and then imported data using Migration Assistant.  Unfortunately my folder with all my digital images did not come over on its own so I had to copy all my digital files from my external back up disc.  Needless to say my collections in Bridge show the number of images in each collection, but there are no images in the folder and I can't locate the path they need to make the correction.  So, once again I am having to rebuild all of my collections!  I really wish Adobe could make this process a little easier in instances like this.

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That's a shame, as all of the previously detailed info would avoid this.

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