Problem: Cannot convert PhotoshopElements2020 Catalog to PhotoshopElements2021 - process says catalog is corrupt.
I tried "repair anyway" - still fails
Here's my situation: I am attempting to move 47,000+ photos off an old HP Laptop running current Windows 10 - running PhotoshopElements 2020 with no problem - PhotoshopElements catalog started with PhotoshopElements 3, then PhotoshopElements 5, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 2020 - all coversions up to and including PhotoshopElements 2020 went fine - 2 external hard disks + internal drive hold the 47K+ photos
- Attempting to MOVE TO:
New HP Desktop (Win10) with 8gb internal drive, running PhotoshopElements2021/PremiereElements2021
(My first install of PhotoshopElements 2021 on the HP Desktop failed with a clean copy of photos - I ended up having to uninstall/reinstall PhotoshopElementslements/Premiere Elements 2021)
1) I copied the catalog from the laptop to the desktop, with the intent of reconnecting the files. I got the message the catalog was corrupt 2) I "repaired anyway", optimized", and rebuilt the index under PhotoshopElements2020 on the laptop, then copied the catalog to the desktop. I got the same message saying the catalog was corrupt. 3) I backed up the entire 47K photos in Elements2020 on the laptop, then did a restore onto the Desktop. All the files moved fine, but the conversion of the catalog failed with the same error message. 4) I clicked through all 47K+ photos on the laptop, making sure they all were connected to their source media. A few disconnects were removed. - I optimized and "repaired anyway" - I backed up PhotoshopElements2020 from the laptop which had zero disconnects, to an external hard disk, then turned off auto analyze and face analysis on Photoshop Elements 2021 5) I restored from that external hard disk to the internal drive on the new Desktop, running PhotoshopElements2021 - again, all of the photos and videos moved onto the HP internal drive with no apparent problems - I get the same 'catalog is corrupt' error.