well, it's there all right. But CS2 still doesn't see NEFs.
New install, XP (although it's an OEM that I didn't yet register as I've had so many build problems and I didn't want to start changing cards - or god forbid, the processor) so I'm not equipped with all current patches. Could be that, I guess. Nothing else isn't working though.
Well, updating it to the latest version seemed to do the trick Greg. DUH!
Many thanks for the sanity check!