how to properly reinstall pse 2020 & create default folders

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My issue is not PSE itself but my clumsy folder structure I created over time. Currently my photo library is out side of the default windows "picture" folder and  burried deep in a diffrent folder structure, difficult to navigate to.

Is there a way to simplify this mess

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021
Hi Bill, I'm assuming that all of your photos are stored in a single Photoshop Elements Organizer Catalog. The most important thing to do is not to move your photos using the File Explorer. This will break all the file location connections that the Organizer has built up over time, and you will then have to reconnect all the missing files. And just in case something goes wrong, make sure you have a backup of the catalog: Backup or restore catalogs So, the easiest way to move your photos is: 1. C...

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Phil, your advice is greatly appreciated, thank you again.bill 

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Hi Bill,

 

I'm assuming that all of your photos are stored in a single Photoshop Elements Organizer Catalog.

 

The most important thing to do is not to move your photos using the File Explorer. This will break all the file location connections that the Organizer has built up over time, and you will then have to reconnect all the missing files.

 

And just in case something goes wrong, make sure you have a backup of the catalog:

 

Backup or restore catalogs

 

So, the easiest way to move your photos is:

 

1. Choose the Media tab in the Elements Organizer and make sure you are viewing All Media.

2. If you want to only move some of the media in your catalog (such as just the photos and projects, but not video) use the View > Media Types options to narrow your choice down.

3. Edit > Select All

4. File > Move

5. In the Move Selected Items dialog window click the Browse button

6. Navigate to the default Pictures folder and click on the Pictures folder icon to highlight it

7. Click on the Make New Folder, name it something like Photos, and click the OK button.

8. The Location should now be something like C:\Users\username\Pictures\Photos

8. Click OK

9. After the photos have been moved successfully, you should see a confirmation message on the screen.

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Hi Phil

I just want to make sure that my intent is clear before I follow your well written instructions.

 

My photos currentyl are on C:\Users\William\My Photos Taken, and I would like to change the folder name and move them to a folder on my "J" drive, with the following name:

J:Family Photos

 

Is this advisable as it is differnt than your example in Step 8, basically I'm trying to keep location simple

Thank you for your advice

 Bill

 

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Hi Bill,

 

Sounds good to me 🙂

 

Here are the steps again using your new choice of location:

 

1. Choose the Media tab in the Elements Organizer and make sure you are viewing All Media.

2. If you want to only move some of the media in your catalog (such as just the photos and projects, but not video) use the View > Media Types options to narrow your choice down.

3. Edit > Select All

4. File > Move

5. In the Move Selected Items dialog window click the Browse button

6. Navigate to your J: drive and click on the J: drive icon to highlight it

7. Click on the Make New Folder, name it Family Photos, and click the OK button.

8. The Location should now be J:\Family Photos

8. Click OK

9. After the photos have been moved successfully, you should see a confirmation message on the screen.

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Phil, your advice is greatly appreciated, thank you again.

bill

 

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