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Converting a Database From Windows to Mac

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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I have a copy of Photoshop Elements 2019 Version 17 for Windows.  I intend to upgrade to the newest version.  At the same time, I’d like to purchase the same version of Photoshop Elements for my niece and then send her the software and a backup copy of my Photoshop Elements database.   The concern I have is that while I use Windows, she is a Mac user.

 

Can she “restore” a backup on a Mac that was created in Windows without a loss of data?

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I’d like to purchase the same version of Photoshop Elements for my niece

 

I assume you mean send her a copy of Elements 2021?

 

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Can she “restore” a backup on a Mac that was created in Windows without a loss of data?

 

Yes. Steps are outlined at the bottom of this link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html#move-cat...

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The plan

Upgrade to the newest Windows version of Photoshop Elements

Purchase and send my niece a copy of the newest Mac version of Photoshop Elements 

Make a back up copy of my database after installing the newest version.

Send the database backup to my niece

I'm running Windows my niece is running a Mac

Can she "restore" a backup created on a Windows machine on a Mac without any loss of data?

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Can she "restore" a backup created on a Windows machine on a Mac without any loss of data?

 

You have simply re-stated the same question. Did you see my earlier reply?

 

Yes. Steps are outlined at the bottom of this link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html#move-cat...

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