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Photos in MY Documents have all linked to Photoshop elements

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Jun 06, 2023 Jun 06, 2023

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Photoshop elements seems to have invaded the photos in my documents. If I uninstall the program will I lose all my photos .

 

 

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Community Expert , Jun 06, 2023 Jun 06, 2023
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Photoshop elements seems to have invaded the photos in my documents. If I uninstall the program will I lose all my photos .


By @Irene26062027pklg

I am pretty sure that the Organizer has duly obeyed to the settings in your preferences and the settings of the 'Watched folders' in the organizer.

 

Go to the menu: File > Watched folders of the organizer and delete the My Documents folder so that if you enable that automatic feature, the organizer does no longer scan this folder and its subfolders.

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Photoshop elements seems to have invaded the photos in my documents. If I uninstall the program will I lose all my photos .


By @Irene26062027pklg

I am pretty sure that the Organizer has duly obeyed to the settings in your preferences and the settings of the 'Watched folders' in the organizer.

 

Go to the menu: File > Watched folders of the organizer and delete the My Documents folder so that if you enable that automatic feature, the organizer does no longer scan this folder and its subfolders. When you have this folder showing, the service does scan this folder to find supported media (photo, video, audio...) and asks you if you want to import those media in the catalog. I don't need that feature at all, I prefer to decide to import from a given folder. Only the newly downloaded files will be 'registered' in the catalog. Same result than the watched folders. Anyway, importing means only creating a link to the new files, no duplicating will take place.

So, either disable totally that service or only leave the ones you want to be scanned automatically. And when you are asked if you want to import the newly found files, be sure to verify you really want them in your catalog.

 

Now, it looks like you have already imported the files (in the catalog, they are not duplicated outside of your My Photos folder). Then you want them to be removed from the catalog. You can easily find those unwanted files either from the tree view in the left folders panel or by looking at import batches. There is no big risk in deleting those batches provided you take care NOT to check the option to "also delete from computer". Only the links will be removed in the catalog database.

 

Side note: uninstalling does NOT remove anything in the catalog or in your media files.

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Thank you very much. Your help has been very much appreciated

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