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Deleting organiser catalogue without deleting photos

New Here ,
Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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I'm new to Adobe Elements and have been importing folders into organiser but rearranging in windows so have created a mismatch between the two. I want to delete the catalogue and start again but can't figure out how, when I go to manage catalogues I can't seem to find a way. If I try to delete folders in tree or list it won't let me select the missing folders as they have been rearranged.

 

Any help much appreciated.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 09, 2020 Oct 09, 2020
The original question is not how to delete files from the catalog, it's about deleting a catalog. There are two ways to do that: - use the catalog manager. If you have other catalogs, use any of them, highlight the catalog to be deleted and press the 'delete' button. - locate the catalog folder from the menu Help >> System Info. With the organizer closed, use your Explorer or Finder to delete that catalog folder.

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Participant ,
Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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First of all, empty your recycle bin as a safeguard.

 

Go to Organizer and select all - Ctl - a.

 

Delete.   A box will come up asking if you want to delete the actual file as well.  Do NOT tick this, and proceed to delete.

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By the way, you can then upload again by dragging into Organizer, or by FILE - GET PHOTOS - FROM FILES AND FOLDERS

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The original question is not how to delete files from the catalog, it's about deleting a catalog.

There are two ways to do that:

- use the catalog manager. If you have other catalogs, use any of them, highlight the catalog to be deleted and press the 'delete' button.

- locate the catalog folder from the menu Help >> System Info. With the organizer closed, use your Explorer or Finder to delete that catalog folder.

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Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Thank you so much for the information. I originally imported my picture file into organizer and it found over 60,000 items when I only have 15k pix. Program was running very slow so I wanted to start over. I could not delete my catalog using the first method, but the second method worked well. I can now import pictures by specific folders.

 

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