Bridge: No longer allows me to move JPG and raw files into a folder together

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For the longest time I used to be able to drag my JPG and RAW files into a folder together. But now I get the error "An item with the name 'filename.jpg' already exists in the folder." Adobe tech support told me the issue is with my computer, that they could not figure it out, and would have to sit down with my IT person to troubleshoot what is causing the issue.

Well, I just discovered that it's because Bridge is automatically moving my JPG's with my RAW files. So it seems that Bridge is attempting to move the RAW with the JPG, then it tries to move the JPG again, resulting in an error. Bridge has never done this for me before, although I have read in other posts that it appears to be a feature that has been present for some time now. However, it presents a huge issue for me as I can no longer simply select all of my RAW's and JPG's and move them to a folder.


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James Gray

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Simple solution.  You should be able to use Finder on Mac or similar on PC.  You do not need to use Bridge to do copying when it is inconvenient.
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David Converse

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This has been the Bridge behavior since the beginning. Lightroom lets you move JPEG and RAW files separately but Bridge doesn't. I've filed a bug on it but no idea if they will fix it.