Bridge CC 2017: I cannot find the "merge to Photoshop Layers" nor "Merge to HDR Pro commands under Tools

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Cristen Gillespie

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Are those the only ones missing from the Tools> Photoshop> (submenu) command? You've got Batch, Image Processor, etc., but not Merge to HDR Pro or Load Files Into Photoshop Layers?  Assuming under Preferences on the Startup Scripts tab you have the scripts enabled for PS 2017, but you're still missing those two, I'd suspect a corrupted installation. You probably should try uninstalling/reinstalling through the CC App. You can delete your Preferences at the same time, which I would recommend.

If that doesn't solve the problem, let us know. Someone here ought to be able to help troubleshoot. Best if you also tell us what OS you're running. Some issues can be platform specific.
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Photoshop installs those scripts, so I would reinstall Photoshop CC 2017.
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Richard Anderson MD

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Thank you! That was the problem. I had installed Bridge 2017 but not PS 2017 because of concern I would lose some of my plug-ins. It would be a good idea to mention that both should be installed together. Thanks again
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> I had installed Bridge 2017 but not PS 2017 because of concern I would lose some of my plug-ins. >

I'm glad that was an easy fix. It used to be a requirement that you installed a "parent" app to get Bridge, and you were even supposed to open it in order to get Bridge to talk to PS. They separated Bridge with the Creative Cloud. Obviously they could still use more complete install instructions.

You do know, don't you, that you can install any new version of Photoshop without uninstalling the earlier version? They've most unfortunately hidden that capability in the CC App install dialog under Advanced. None of us knows what is so Advanced about telling Adobe NOT to uninstall an older version, or what to do about your old preferences, that it has to be hidden,  but if you click on Advanced, you can disable the default setting of Uninstall for your older version.

That way, should any of your plugins not work in the newer version, you still have the older version to work with. I never uninstall the older version until I'm certain I won't need it. And it's certainly easy enough with the CC App to uninstall a version at a later date. Usually much easier than trying to find the older version to reinstall. <sigh>
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Richard Anderson MD

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Great information. Thanks again