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Adobe Bridge CS5: Keep folders on external volumes in favorites bar Apps
One of my favorite parts of Adobe Bridge CS5 is the Favorites panel, which lets you pin favorite folders to a sidebar for easy access. However, one of my few gripes with Bridge is that if you click a folder in your favorites and that folder can't be found, the folder is removed from your favorites.

That was a problem for me because I keep folders in my favorites that are on external drives, which I sometimes accidentally click when that drive is unplugged.

I found a workaround that lets me keep folders on external volumes in my favorites that aren't removed like that. Just find the folder you want to use on the external drive, right-click it in the Finder, and choose 'Make Alias.' Move the alias to an out-of-the-way place on an internal hard drive and give it a nice name. Navigate to that alias in Bridge, and drag it to your favorites bar.

When you click it, it takes you straight to the folder you want (just like adding the actual folder to your favorites). And if you click it while the external drive isn't available, no problem. Bridge just stays wherever you were already navigated to.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but it seems quite logical.]
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Adobe Bridge CS5: Keep folders on external volumes in favorites bar
Authored by: g4zilla on May 25, '11 01:11:53PM

Thanks for this one! I have the same situation, and more than once have clicked on one of my Favorites folder (away from work and unplugged from the external drive) and have it disappear. Very frustrating!

This is a great workaround, and hopefully Adobe will address this in the future.



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