I am using Photoshop Elements 2022 and when I opened my photos today I noticed a red symbol, looks like a power button, in the upper left corner of my thumbnail photos. When I select a photo, it opens as a blurred photo. How do I fix this?
Can you please show us a screenshot of your red symbol on the photo. Is it a circle with a diagonal line across it?
If you double-click on a blurry photo, does it come back into focus? Alternatively, what happens if you select the photo and press Ctrl+Shift+U to update the thumbnail?
The symbol is a red circle with a vertical line. It looks like the power button symbol. I double-clicked the blurry photo and it did not change. Updating thumbnail did not work. Here is a screenshot of the photo.
What happens if you hover over or right click the symbol?
It looks like your files are offline. Are they stored on a DVD or external drive that is not currently connected or has a different drive letter than before? See this article which discusses how to resolve the problem you describe. (You need to scroll down to review the relevant portion.)