Bridge: Iignores file extensions and copies all files

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It tried it many times now but every time I get the same result:

I want to split my JPG and RAW files into two subfolders. Therefore I created in my folder X the subfolder RAW and the subfolder JPG. Now I change my view in Bridge to "type" so Bridge splits all RAW files and all JPG files from each other (in the preview there are my two folders: JPG, RAW; and after these there are my images: all JPGs, all RAWs grouped together). Now I marked e.g. 10 RAW files to copy to the folder  RAW.

But when I move them with Bridge, the corresponding 10 JPG files are moved too! What the hack??

Is that a know problem or did I just missed to uncheck an option? It seems that Bridge ignore the "view type" and selects all files which would be between file1.x and file10.y, indifferent which file extension or type is there between (althought the overview shows file1.x - file10.x, file1.y - file10.y

Hope for a quick answer how to fix this!
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David Converse

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I posted about this and its a feature, not a bug. At least according to the reply. With no way to change it.
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Florian Müller

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For me it's no feature - it's a play down ;-)
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Cristen Gillespie

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I'm not clear what you're doing, or trying to do. Are you choosing the Sort By Type in the menu bar? Or using Filter to filter by type? Filter by type should filter the folder you're in just by the File Type according to its extension, and then you can select all those.

Unfortunately, it won't filter within stacks. For that you'd need to use the Find dialog.
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Thank you very much! That's exactly what I did - reps. what I missed. Great to know, that these two possibilities supplement each other.
Great for that tip.

I just used "sort by" before, but with the filter, I can just copy all RAW files without touching the JPGs. Thanks a lot!
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Cristen Gillespie

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Glad to help. I shoot raw+JPEG all the time, so I can imagine your frustration trying to separate the two without the Filter panel.
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Florian Müller

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Yes - that was really frustrating. I started with Bridge and wanted to maintain my fotos, but without that filter option, it was completely useless :-D

I started using the Mac search filter to do that - until now :-D
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By the way you seems know how to work with Bridge, I would have another minor question(s).
If you have some time to help, contact me via info@equipment-studios.de  :-)
But thanks a lot for help 'til here!
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> By the way you seems know how to work with Bridge, I would have another minor question(s).>

If I can help, I'll be happy to. Plenty of people have helped me, and it's little enough I can do repay their kindness. I've been using Bridge since it's earliest days, although there are  features I hardly ever touch that someone else here would have a better answer for. Bridge does need a proper overhaul, so I'm glad it's starting to get some attention again from Adobe, and here is one place they pay attention to what people are having issues with, so they can think about fixes down the road.

So I'd ask you to go ahead and ask your minor, or major, questions here, since this is where we all come to learn, and anything that you're finding difficult, others most certainly are as well. That's why we keep these conversations both public, and family-friendly.<G>