Inconsistent Previewing Raw Files in Bridge

About two weeks ago, without warning, I was no longer able view my raw files in bridge. The strange thing is, when looking at raw files from a CD in bridge, it will give a preview of about 75% of the files. I am running leopard on my MAC OS X 10.5.4, using CS3, 1) always updating when it needs to be 2) i have reset all my preferences in bridge. Has anyone else run into this problem? Cheers

This sounds to me like you installed the updated plug-in incorrectly.
It's a common mistake to pick the wrong plug-in folder when copying Camera Raw. Unlike Photoshop plug-ins, plug-ins which work in Bridge must be installed in the 'Common Files' directory branch. On my computer, Camera Raw (Camera Raw.8bi) can be found here:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CSx\File Formats
Similar Photoshop-only plug-ins are located here:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CSx\Plug-ins\File Formats
Note that they are similar but different, and consequently quite easy to confuse. Also note that you should ONLY HAVE ONE copy of 'Camera Raw.8bi' installed (or two if you're running 64-bit Photoshop). So, if you previously installed the update in the wrong place, you should remove it, and put it in the correct place.
Hope that helps.

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