Bridge: How do I purge the Bridge Cache?

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Using CS5.1 & getting message "Bridge encountered a problem and is unable to read the central Cache Preferences to correct the situation." This message appears every time I turn on my computer (PC). I just click "OK" and the message goes away. Everything seems to function OK with PS and Bridge. Should I just keep clicking OK? Or, should I take some action, and if so, what action? I need step-by-step instructions. Thanks!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Robin,

Here's how to Purge your cache:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creatives...
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Thank you, Jeffrey. That was a helpful link. However, I do not understand what affect purging the cache will have. Say I open Bridge, will I still see thumbnails of all the images in all my folders?

Please forgive my lack of knowledge about this. I use Photoshop all of the time, but am self-taught and lacking in some basics as you can see.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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The cache is a thumbnail preview of the file. Bridge generates these to quickly display an image instead of having to read a really big file each time. Throwing away the cache just forces Bridge to rebuild them.
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OK, thanks, Jeffrey. That helps. I'll try it and let you know if the warning goes away.
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