NEF files missing thumbnails in Adobe Bridge on Mac OS X (CS3, CS4)

Issue

Adobe Bridge does not display thumbnails for NEF images.

Reason

You transferred the images from your camera using the software provided with the camera.

Solution

Transfer the images from your camera using Adobe Photo Downloader.

Additional Information

You will need to re-transfer any previously transferred images.

To set Adobe Photo Downloader as the default application for transferring images from your camera, change the Adobe Bridge preferences:

  1. Open Bridge.
  2. Choose Bridge > Preferences in the Bridge menu.
  3. Choose "General".
  4. Under "Behaviours" check the option "When a Camera is Connected, Launch Adobe Photo Downloader".
  5. Click OK to save your changes.
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