Organizer Freezes

Community Beginner ,
Jun 23, 2018 Jun 23, 2018

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Can someone please explain to me why the issues with the Organizer freezing have not been fixed? The problem has existed on Elements 11 and 14 for me. I know I don't have the more recent version of PSE but I've read that the problem still exists so I'm not going to again upgrade if it still isn't fixed. I've tried various "solutions" to fix it but nothing has worked. I question why we would need to take these steps anyway? Why hasn't Adobe fixed it in subsequent versions? I have spent an enormous amount of time trying to work with the software, using face recognition, identifying places, etc. I get frustrated spending so much time with it, that I give up and am then left with an unorganized plethora of photos that will take even more time to sort out.

I'm on an iMac and keep versions updated and I have plenty of space to run the program so I cannot see any reason why it does not work. I've posted about this before but still get answers that require numerous steps to take. None of them have worked for me and I again don't understand why Adobe can't fix it. Am I the only person who is still dealing with it? I'm very disappointed with Adobe but since complaining about it hasn't helped at all, I'll stop posting about it now, but if anyone can suggest another software program that can do what the Organizer is suppose to be able to do, I would really appreciate that feedback.

Thank you.

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Jul 29, 2018 Jul 29, 2018

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I am having the same problem.  I have Elements 2018.

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Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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PSE 2022 hasn't addressed this either. When I was still doing UI design, it seemed like a basic principle was, if you're going to do an operation that might take a long time (where "long" is in the eye of the user) you ALWAYS put up some kind of "cancel" button and watch for it to be pressed. PSE has never done this that I can tell, and as a result a naive or inexperienced user can do something inadvertently that causes PSE to work really hard for a long time, maybe hours. It'd be nice to have a way to kill it instead of the Task Manager.

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