Adobe Bridge CC 2018/2017: Shows hidden macOS 10.13 system directories

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Adobe Bridge CC version 2017 and 2018:

In "folders" (sidebar) view hidden system directories are visible in macOS High Sierra 10.13.x: "private", "Network", "usr", "sbin", "cores", "bin" -  all in the macOS root directory. Normally these folders are not visible.

Not a big deal, more or less a cosmetic bug. I guess version 2017 is not updated anymore? Too bad, because of the new file info panel (e.g. no autofill anymore) in Bridge CC 2018, I am planning to stay on version 2017.

Just reporting it for the next bug fix update for Bridge (if there is one planned;)

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Cristen Gillespie

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I'm still on El Capitan, but I know plenty of people on High Sierra. This is one I've never heard anyone say anything about, and I'm surprised no one has said anything about it. Maybe it's corrupt preferences?  If it's not something in the OS settings?

They don't update older versions, so no, 2017 won't be updated. (The problem with autofill might be in a newer version, but that's probably not soon enough for you.) But if you've gone back and forth between  2017 and 2018, corruption could very easily have occurred. If you try deleting Prefs (yes, a big nuisance, but sometimes that's all Bridge understands), and you're STILL seeing all those hidden folders, come back and say so and I expect someone here will help you figure out what's making this happen.
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Elizabeth Switzler

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I would like to find my birthmother.

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I think you may need to just uncheck the “Show Hidden Files” option in the menu bar > View drop-down.
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Danielle Kruse

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This is showing on mine as well.  The show hidden files open does not work as its not currently checked. Any answers??