Adobe Bridge crashes while accessing vector files


Adobe Bridge crashes while accessing vector files (.ai,.ait,.eps).

Upon accessing a vector (.ai,.ait,.eps) document icon in the Content window of Bridge, it displays the following error message "AIGPUSNiffer quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple."

Product versions affected:

Bridge CC 6.2, Bridge CC 2015 6.3, Bridge CC 2015 6.3.1 & Bridge CC 2017.

Operating System:

  • Mac OSX 10.9 and above.
  • Windows 7 and above.


  • Navigate to Bridge>preferences>file type associations.
  • Make sure Encapsulated Postscript (.eps) has been assigned Adobe Illustrator.
  • Similarly Illustrator (.ai & .ait) needs to be assigned Adobe Illustrator.


This issue occurs when either of the highlighted value has been assigned "AIGPUSniffer" value. 

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