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Where does Bridge Store preferences and all Collections information

Explorer ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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I need to re-install Windows which sadly means re-installing all other applications. This prompts me to ask where Bridge stores preferences, information on Collections and any other catalouge or file information. I'm hoping that there are one or two files I can copy and then paste over once I have re-installed Bridge after I have an up to date OS again. The thought of having to manually re-establish all collections, images groups etc. is tiresome to say the least.

 

thanks

 

Grumpy Hec

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Community Expert , Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

Updated info for 2020:

 

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge 2020\Collections

 

Note: Collections have a .filelist extension, while Smart Collections use a .collection filename extension. The AppData folder is likely a hidden folder by default.

 

It might be wise to backup the entire Bridge 2020 folder, that way you will also have a snapshot of other critical assets (keywords, batch rename settings etc).

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Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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This link should help:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/bridge/correct-way-to-migrate-collections/m-p/10424764

 

Copy the .filelist file and install it in the appropriate location...

 

On Windows the path would be similar to:

 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge CC 2018\Collections

 

While on the Mac it would be similar to:

 

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Bridge CC 2018/Collections

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Updated info for 2020:

 

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge 2020\Collections

 

Note: Collections have a .filelist extension, while Smart Collections use a .collection filename extension. The AppData folder is likely a hidden folder by default.

 

It might be wise to backup the entire Bridge 2020 folder, that way you will also have a snapshot of other critical assets (keywords, batch rename settings etc).

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Excellent - just was I was looking for.

 

Many thanks for your help

 

Grumpy Hec

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