Bridge - Make hidden file types user configurable

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Currently, with the Show hidden files option disabled, Bridge insists on showing some unwanted types like XML, DOP files or other file types. I couldn't find a way to add new types to the list of files that shouldn't be displayed. I looked at the registry, in the Preferences, etc. No way. Filtering is a non satisfactory workaround because the filtering parameters are not sticky over sessions.

Please give us a way to configure ourselves which files should or should not be shown.
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Patrick Philippot

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Cristen Gillespie

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And voted!
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ken.barber

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Uh... what?  I thought that hidden files were hidden by the Operating System, not by any Adobe product.

As in, Unix files that start with a dot.  In Windows, it's in the file's metadata.
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We want to be able to hide some of the files, not just the few types that Bridge already lets us hide. He's talking about trying to clean up the clutter, not see into system files.
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ken.barber

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OK, there must be some function of Bridge that I don't know about.
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Cristen Gillespie

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In the View menu, you can Hide/Show Reject files, hidden files (like bridge.sort) and folders. What the OP wants is to be able to hide a bunch of other file types that aren't relevant, but are in the folder. Maybe text files, or URL files or PDFs—that sort of thing. Even down to where you might want to see your raw files, but not your JPEGs, and filtering doesn't work particularly well—virtually not at all with stacks.
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ken.barber

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OK, I see now.  Yes, you're right - for instance, I see that I can "hide" .xmp files, even though they're not hidden by the OS.

Carry on!  Sounds like a nice feature to have.