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Restoring catalog for Elements 11 before upgrading to Elements 2022

Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Hard drive failed. Recent backup done. Replaced hard drive. Restored data. Pictures are restored. Installed Elements 11 but the catalog is not found. On my backup I have the path: Users/wilso/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/ and in that are several folders including Elements Organizer and Photoshop Elements

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On my new hard drive I have C: Program Files (x86)/Adobe/Elements 11 Organizer.

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I attempted to retore the Elements Organizer folder from the backup to the hard drive folder  OS (C:) Program Files (x86)/Adobe/.   I'm not sure the backup folder named Elements Organizer has the catalog in it. When I attempted to retore that folder, all it copied were empty folders.

 

A less important question is in regard to migration.

I am planning to finally move forward to the current Photoshop Elements. I have some files in pse format. I read that the pse format is no longer used. Will I lose the ability to open pse files when I migrate forward? If not, will I lose the layers in the pse files as I migrate forward?

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Community Beginner , Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

Problem overcame. I had a catalog backup from a few months ago, so I restored that ratheer than use the Windows backup. I'll share some details that may help others. I had all my photo files on my new hard drive in the same locations as on the old hard drive. When I began restoring the backup file, a dialogue asked if I wanted to use the original location and folders. I clicked on that choice. It bagan the process and soon a dialogue appeared that asked if I wanted to use a backup file (it gave

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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The hard drive backup I mentioned above was completed in Windows 10 using the Microsoft Windows 7 backup utility. 

 

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Problem overcame. I had a catalog backup from a few months ago, so I restored that ratheer than use the Windows backup. I'll share some details that may help others. I had all my photo files on my new hard drive in the same locations as on the old hard drive. When I began restoring the backup file, a dialogue asked if I wanted to use the original location and folders. I clicked on that choice. It bagan the process and soon a dialogue appeared that asked if I wanted to use a backup file (it gave the name)  to overwrite the same file that was already on my hard drive. It gave me options including "Yes" " Yes to all," "No," and "No to all." I didn't want to overwrite the files nor did I want to click "No" 30,000+ times, so I clicked "No to all." The backup took several minutes, but not nearly as long as if I had told it "Yes to all" to overwrite all my files. After the restore was completed, it took a few more minutes for the organizer to refresh with my file structure and show thumbnails. 

 

I never did figure out how to restore the catalog from the Windows backup file.  I guess that will teach me to run the backup more often. 

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Pardon the typos.

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