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Phantom File Folders

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Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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When I right click on folders in Photoshop Elements (19) Organizer, I can open them in Windows Explorer. But when I try to find them directly in Windows Explorer, I cannot find the same folders! I am baffled. Any ideas?

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When I right click on folders in Photoshop Elements (19) Organizer, I can open them in Windows Explorer. But when I try to find them directly in Windows Explorer, I cannot find the same folders! I am baffled. Any ideas?


By @harveyb99519443

 

The folders view in the left panel of the organizer is not created from the folders view in the explorer, it's created from the information about the file locations of present files in the catalog. The folders tree and hierarchy is presented in the same way as the explorer, but by default it ignores the files NOT already in the present catalog. You have the options to 'show all folders' or 'Reveal in Explorer' when right clicking on a folder.

Two major reasons,

- it would not make sense to manage the huge amount of files outside of the catalog

- insure that only changes in the organizer are taken into account in real time in the displayed folder tree.

 

The organizer is not a browser, like Bridge for example, it's a catalog based management system like Lighroom. To be clear, that means that you are expected to work with the catalog and to ignore the explorer in a large extent.

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