Adobe Bridge "Move to" feature does not allow choice of folder.

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If you select some images in Bridge CS6 (5.0.2.4 x64 on Windows 7) and right click on them, and select "Move to" then select "Chose folder..." it presents a dialogue that doesn't allow you to chose any folders not in the C:\Users\username file tree. No way to access a folder such as D:\Shared Data\PSD. Also it shows short cuts but nothing happens when you click on them.

(Ugly) workaround is to put target folder into the Bridge favorites list.

Ditto for "Copy Files"
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Posted 5 years ago

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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Hello, can you post a screen capture of the window you get when you click on "Chose Folder"? I am able to select any folder I want. (but I do have a shortcut of my Computer on my desktop)
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This is easy to reproduce. If you don't have multiple drives on your PC, insert a USB memory stick and then right click on a file in Bridge, choose Copy To then Choose Folder and see if you can select the memory stick somehow.
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Paul Riggott

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No problem here with Bridge CS6 5.0.2.4 x64 on Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Ron Barry

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I have the same problem on my desktop (Win 7 Premier). It works fine on the laptop but I can't figure out why it doesn't work on the desktop. When I choose "move to" or "copy to" etc all I get is the same screen as CoyoteD. I called Adobe and they said it's a setting on the computer but to be honest I don't know where to start to look for a solution to this problem.
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Kostas Harvatis

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Same problem here. Only thing I managed to get from support was that the problem is user specific. Administrator or a new user will see Bridge work normally. However, I'd definately want my user's problem fixed.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1898153
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Niall Collins

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I have the same Problem. it was working 2 days ago.
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Anu Vallin

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Here too the same problem, win 7, Bridge cc 6.2. and smth. For me the support also advised to create a new user. That worked out fine, but me too I want to continue to use the originan user/administrator.
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Chris Cox

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If it works under a new user, then somewhere the OS settings for the old user aren't quite right and failing to show the OS folder selection dialog correctly.
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Anu Vallin

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Thank you. I think that is the problem, but do you have any clue how to fix it?
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Anu Vallin

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More: The problem appeared after I had run CCleaner on my computer. I have done it before too, but then the problem didn't show up.
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Hamish Luebbers

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I'm late to the party but I have a conclusive solution (found elsewhere on the web). This particular issue is caused by having too many items on your desktop. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it looks like the magic number of desktop items is 75. Any more than that and the problem returns for me. If I delete enough desktop files/shortcuts to be under 75, the problem goes away after restarting Bridge (no reboot required). It doesn't appear to have anything to do with the file size of the desktop files, just the number of them, possibly including files within subfolders on the desktop, but I haven't tested this theory.
I have no idea why this bug exists, but this solution works reliably for me.  

EDIT: Running Win10 Pro 64bit and Bridge CS6 5.0.2.4 x64.
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Kostas Harvatis

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Indeed, that's it! Thanks! Obviosly a Windows bug, not Adobe.