How to Empty the Cache in Adobe Bridge CS4

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How to Empty the Cache in Adobe Bridge CS4
You can reclaim disk space by emptying the Adobe Bridge cache. (computer keyboard image by Tom Curtis from

Adobe Bridge CS4 lets you organise media files on your computer. Over time, the program's cache collects data from the thumbnail previews that your media gallery displays. You can empty the cache to save space on your hard drive.

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  1. 1

    Open Bridge and choose "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu. If you have a Mac, choose "Preferences" from the "Bridge" menu.

  2. 2

    Select "Cache" from the list on the left pane of the "Preferences" window.

  3. 3

    Click "Purge Cache" to empty the cache. Click "OK" to confirm.

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