I'm new to community discussions. A friend gave me a link to a previous thread from August 2015 which I would like to access. How do I get to it?
It's possible/probable that you cannot. Adobe changed the forum software/service provider about 2 years ago and the older content was archived and removed from public view (in large part because it was thought to be obsolete). So, at this point, if you have a question about Photoshop Elements, you are in the right place and you can start your own discussion.
DirectX (Direct Play) for the Elements Organizer is a windows 10 feature that needs to be turned on as explained in the following thread:
If you post the link that you were given, I'll see if I can dig around and find it for you. I'm always unearthing "lost" bits of info on sites like archive.org, so we might get lucky 🙂
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Yes, Bruce, the first link is still accessible; the second one is not. (I haven't bothered to see if you can find it on Archive.org.) In any event, to answer your question, I have Elements 12 running on the latest version of Windows 10. And to avoid any potential problems, it is best to run it in compatibility mode. To do this, find the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe file. It will be in the following directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 12. Right-click on the file and choose Properties. In the dialog that opens, select the Compatibility tab and then make the choice from the dropdown box shown in the following screenshot. Exit out of everything and the Editor should work fine.
Note that the Photoshop Element 12 folder is not a normal yellow icon but has its own special icon. This often misleads users. Also, make sure you find the Editor's exe file I had mentioned. Some users confuse it with a Photoshop Elements 12 exe file which takes you to the home screen.