how to connect a catalog PSE8DB on an HDD with PSE 8 on new PC

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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Good evening,

catalog (file PSE8DB- nat backup) and pictures on an external HDD

catalog was working with a PSE installed in an old PC.

PSE 8 new installation on PC (w10)

How may I get the catalog working with the PSE on the new PC?

Thank you for your kind help!!!

 

pgb

 

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Apr 24, 2022 Apr 24, 2022

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Good evening,

catalog (file PSE8DB- nat backup) and pictures on an external HDD

catalog was working with a PSE installed in an old PC.

PSE 8 new installation on PC (w10)

How may I get the catalog working with the PSE on the new PC?

Thank you for your kind help!!!

 

pgb

 


By @piergiorgiob25066089

 

If you have both your images and your catalog on the same external drive, you simply find the file 'catalog.pseXXdb' in the HDD. That main sqlite database will be inside the catalog folder.

Once the HDD is connected to another computer with the same pse version, just double click on the catalog.pseXXdb to open the organizer with that catalog. The location of the catalog will be remembered by the new computer.

 

Notes:

1 - catalog.pse8db is not the catalog, it's the main part of the catalog, which is the whole containing folder

2- Having both the catalog folder and the pictures on the same HDD generally means that you have restored a full backup to the HDD

3 - Keeping both the catalog and the files library in the HDD is the best way to share your work between two computers by just plugging them alternatively.

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Sorry for disturbing you again moreover because I did a mistake: the PSE on the new PC is 2021.

The right questio si hot to converta a PSE8 Catalogue in a PSE2021 Catalogue.

If I double click on the PSE8 Catalogue nothing happens.

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Apr 24, 2022 Apr 24, 2022

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If you have Elements 8 working on your computer, go to File>Manage Catalogs and navigate to the folder that contains the catalog.pse8db file.  You should then be able to open the catalog.  Otherwise, double-click on the db file itself and it should open automatically in Elements 8.  (I no longer have that version on my computer, so can't test whether this will work, but it should.)

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Thamk you very much for your attention and help.

I am not able to navigate to "catalog.pse8db".

I follwed this procedure on PC:

PSE Orgnizer /  File /  Catalogue manager 7 User path  (It is the option that allows a search)

This opens file ecplorer but ..... it shows only normal folders not "catalog.pse8db".

Catalogue Manger has the option "convert" but I fear of doing something wrong.  

May I ask you if this should be the right way?

Greetings

Giorgio

 

 

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Sorry for disturbing you again moreover because I did a mistake: the PSE on the new PC is 2021.

The right questio si hot to converta a PSE8 Catalogue in a PSE2021 Catalogue.

If I double click on the PSE8 Catalogue nothing happens.

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