Elements Organizer 2019 freezes or crashes when trying to back up the catalog. When preparing, It calculates a media size of 158,670.10 MB (159 GB?, seems high), then appears to start the backup. Full Backup selected, "Please wait while Elements Organizer prepares for backup..." panel appears, but after this point Organizer either freezes or crashes (up to 30 minutes). Any thoughts?
Crash or freeze, Organizer, Performance, Problem or error
3. Repair and optimize the catalog by going to File > Manage Catalogs. (Choose Repair Anyway even if it says it's OK)
And even if Photoshop Elements Organizer appears to have frozen or crashed, it might be OK - a large backup can take a very long time. Use the Windows 10 Task Manager to see if it's still working away in the background.
Thank you for your feedback. I repaired the catalog and re-indexed the files. Started to back up again, it was very slow - TaskManager was showing status not responding, but using 14-15% CPU so I waited, the program started writing the backup to disk after about 90 minutes. The backup reached about 50%, then displayed an error while writing a file (599262.json). Backup stopped when I acknowledged the message. About 3.02 GB was written to the backup file (170 GB available on disc). I`ll keep working on it, I'd like a catalog backup done before I move programs to my new computer.