Hi, I am a casual user of PSE 15 and have recently migrated my catalog to a newer Win 10 laptop. Everything seemed to go well. Today I was browsing my photos and remembered about manually saving metadata so I started the process and then went to lunch. When I returned the process was finished an all appeared well. An hour or so later I opened the recycle bin just to see if I could save some room and there were over 650 photos in there, all with the deleted date/time corresponding to when I saved the metadata! I was panicked, but when I reopened PSE all the photos still appeared to be there. I was still not comfortable so I tried to restore the photos but windows said all the photos already existed in the folders and did I want to overwrite them? What happened? The deleted photos appear to be duplicates but why are they there?
Thanks for your help,
PS:my catalog is still on the original computer in it's entirety so I have not lost anything permanently.
Thank you for the link to the explanation Michel. I can now assume that the new version of every photo in my recycle bin had the metadata lengenthed in some way. Seems like a complex way to do it but it gets the job done and allows for an "undo" if desired.