Bridge 2020 update has no Photoshop in the tools bar

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Latest Bridge 2020 update has no Photoshop in the tools bar. It's something I use all the time to batch from a folder and use an Action without having to open all the files. What's up with that Adobe???
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Doreen Wynja

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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Hello, did you also install Photoshop 2020?
Some fixed the issue by uninstalling both programs, restarting, then reinstalling Bridge, then Photoshop
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Doreen Wynja

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Yes it's with 2020, it was released just a couple weeks ago. I keep CC2018 going as it's complete with almost everything working... 2019 was a dog! 
Anyway I'll try your suggestion tomorrow... time for sleep!
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Hi Doreen,
This should be straightforward to sort out, and perhaps someone from the Bridge team could chip in?
Have you got Photoshop 2020 installed?
If I remember correctly there is a script in PS which has to match the one in Bridge and this was resolved in the final release versions... but as I say someone from Bridge /PS should sort this out.
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Doreen Wynja

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Yes again this is with 2020... 2019 wasn't worth a darn... You'd think they could pull this version together, it was there in the first place by all means! Ughhhhhh  updates!
Anyway not sure what script you speak of, I assume that's with jargon they write behind the scenes... thanks
 
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Peter, is is an issue that many encounter, I agree that there should be a thorough investigation into a possible solution different than reinstalling everything, but I'm not a programmer, so I am not sure if it would be possible...
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Have you checked Preferences>Startup Scripts to be sure that the script for the Photoshop version you want is installed and enabled?
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Doreen Wynja

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Well I just checked and all are checked and it's enabled :(
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Some also fixed it by  recreating Bridge's preference, by holding CTRL (PC) or ALT(Mac) as Bridge starts
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Doreen Wynja

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Hummmmmm Not liking the options that open to select! 
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Doreen Wynja

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What would you select??? And that hold down alt action shut down Safari.... tried it 3 times and 3 times it shut that down???
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Gautam Bahl, Employee

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Hi Doreen,

As suggested by PECourtejoie 

Damaged preferences or workspaces can cause unexpected behaviour in Adobe Bridge.

Start Adobe Bridge and immediately press  Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) until the Reset Settings dialog box appears.

Select all three options--Reset Preferences, Reset Standard Workspaces, and Purge Entire Thumbnail Cache--and then click OK.  Check now if the issue persists.
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Doreen Wynja

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I already figured out a work around and got Photoshop back under the tools menu... Thanks however!
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Brian Baer

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Well Doreen, could you maybe share how you did that? Since I just upgraded Bridge and am googling this exact thing.
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Doreen, the point of a forumis that one's solution can help others, please share what you did...