Bridge: "Open With" can't find Photoshop

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I'm in photoshop  cs6  opened Bridge  (right click image or movie) Can't find Photoshop in Open With In Bridge  se short video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNN8Ob90H44
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Cristen Gillespie

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Sometimes the OS mangles things, and sometimes Bridge itself does.  Have you tried clicking on the triangle next to Adobe Photoshop CS6, then going to Browse, at the bottom of the list, and finding the application's executable file (.exe or .app), and clicking on it to force Bridge to know it's there? I'd also check with the OS (properties) to make sure it knows what to open the type of file with, since Bridge uses that information. If you've done all that, and you still can't double-click on a file to open it in the default you've just set, or choose Open and have it open, or find it in the Open With list, you may want to purge your preferences to see if that clears it up.

Good luck. If none of the above helps, tell us more about your system and Adobe folk may know the answer.
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tried everything  How would I purge preferences?    as the video shows all defaults set to photoshop  and if I click on arrow next to photoshop  just shows the same 4 default programs of which none are photoshop
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When you click on the down pointing triangle next to the app's name in File Associations, you don't see Browse at the bottom of the list? Something is definitely wrong with your installation. To delete Preferences, press and hold Cmd/Ctrl-Opt/Alt-Shift when you launch Bridge. It will take a while, but Bridge will pop up a dialog box that lets you choose to purge your preferences.

If that doesn't work, and the list next to the app's name in File Associations doesn't let you choose Browse, you probably need to reinstall Bridge. I'm assuming that Photoshop CS6 is already properly installed and you've launched it at least once just in case something didn't get through to the OS and/or Bridge about having a working copy of CS6.
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I see the browse button    I click on photoshop app...  see video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOajjfbknU
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I can't quite catch it on the video. Are you clicking on the folder or the executable file within the Photoshop application folder? If you are clicking on the executable file inside the PS application folder, and still it isn't working, then again, try to purge your preferences, see if that works, and if it doesn't, try uninstalling/reinstalling Bridge. Use the CC app if you're on the subscription model. If not, uninstall Photoshop CS6 and reinstall it, whereby Bridge will be installed with it. Then open Photoshop first, to make sure the OS/Bridge makes the connection to the parent app.

If none of that works, come back and post your system info so someone from Adobe, or another tech guru, can assist you in troubleshooting.
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Sounds like your registry might be damaged. Have you tried reinstalling Photoshop? 
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have not