I am currently using Photoshop Elements 14 on a Windows 10 system but am not against upgrading if that would help. I have thousands of photo files stored across multiple discs. Some external and some are system discs. This disorginization has come from multiple system crashes over the years and emergency measures to copy files before loosing them. I would like to "import" all of these pictures into a new catalog AND copy them on import to a new external disc. Is this possible with Elements? or do I need to find some third party utility to accomplish this task?
Here is one approach that should work:
For more details on the Backup - Restore process, see this article.
Elements 14 can handle all of this.
Wow Greg, Thanks a bunch. This looks like it will do exactly what I need. I'm not really looking to maintain existing folder structure at this point. I just need to get everything under one roof so I can streamline my hardware needs. I have tried to re-organize manually post crash but there's 40,000 pictures or so without counting the numerous duplicates and I just don't have the time or the attention span to accomplish this feat. I'll have to process through the steps a few times in my head to make sure we're on the same wavelength but this looks like a great solution. Thanks again for taking the time to answer.