I can't take credit for this, but here's a great time saving registry hack to add a 'Open with Adobe Bridge' option to the contextual right click menu in Windows XP. Right click on a folder in explorer, choose 'Open with Adobe Bridge' and you're set.
(All standard warnings about backing up your registry first and only messing with your registry if you at least think you know what you're doing apply.)
1. Run regedit.exe
2. Navigate to "My Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell" and select "shell"
3. Edit > New > Key
4. Name it Open with Adobe Bridge
5. Make sure this new key is selected
6. Edit > New > Key (again)
7. Name it command
8. With this key selected, double-click on the (Default) value in the righthand pane.
9. For Value Data, put in the full path to where your Bridge executable is stored (in quotation marks if there are spaces in it), followed by "%1" (with the quotation marks); for example, on my machine (which has the default installation of Adobe Creative Suite), I put:
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge\Bridge.exe" "%1"
10. Exit regedit.
Originally posted at http://spaceforgod.blogspot.com/2007/06/adobe-bridge-hack-for-windows-geeks.html