Feature Request: Adobe Bridge Cache Manager

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In Adobe Bridge, the Cache is still a problem and a huge memory hog.

I would personally like a tool within Bridge that allows me to manage and control the Cache in a more personal and effective way. I would like a toggle that would keep '100% previews' in one folder for a selected period of time (1 day to 6 months) before the folder's cache is automatically purged. And another toggle that would give me the option to keep a selected folder's cache permanently intact (such as an Important Portfolio Folder or an Edited Images Folder).

As a photographer, I take and edit a lot of photos. When I import a photoshoot with 1,500 photos (not uncommom at all) I enjoy having the Bridge Previews at 100%, but for only a limited time. Unfortunately, I forget to purge the individual cache of that folder and the cache builds to a point that makes Adobe Bridge CS4 very slow. I then have to Purge the whole Bridge Cache in order to make Bridge run smooth again.

There has never been a program that I have used more in my lifetime than Adobe Bridge. I use it everyday. Its the first thing I see when I boot my computer, and Its the last thing I see when I shut my computer down after working 34 hours straight on a tight deadline. I am shooting upwards of 100,000 shots per year and I process everything through Bridge and the Cache is a huge problem for me. I can see that could be a huge problem for others too. I had just cleared my cache this morning to help speed up my system. By cleaning the cache, I freed up almost 40 gigs of harddrive space. But thats because I like to keep my most recent images at 100% preview. When dealing with hundreds of photo folders each year, I can't keep tabs on which folders need the cache cleared and which don't; so everything gets dumped from time to time. A Cache Manager tool that lets me either schedule a cache cleaning on a folder, or keep it permanent, would be a huge help. And I don't think that it is unreasonable for me to ask this of Adobe.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Bump

for good measure
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A 'No Love from Adobe' Bump.

Do I have to pull an 'Andy Dufrane' to get any acknowledgment from Adobe?
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Bumpity Bump Bump!
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There is no need to "bump" discussions in this forum.
Doing so just distracts from more active discussions.
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FINALLY! I get an Adobe Employee to respond. But admit it Chris, you don't care do you?
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Bump. Just for spite!