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PSE 12 missing WaldoData folder

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Apr 05, 2020

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We have had a problem and have had to reinstall. The WaldoData folder on the backup is corrupt and will not restore. we have the catalog.pse12db file.
Will the system rebuild itself?

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PSE 12 missing WaldoData folder

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We have had a problem and have had to reinstall. The WaldoData folder on the backup is corrupt and will not restore. we have the catalog.pse12db file.
Will the system rebuild itself?

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Hi there,

 

Transfer your media files and  your catalog while keeping the links in the catalog you have to use the recommended backup and restore procedure:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html

 

To find the catalog folder in the copy of the old drive, do a search for a file named "catalog.pse12db". It is in the catalog folder. You can copy and paste the whole catalog folder elsewhere on your new computer, so that even in case of system restore the backup file is safe. 

 

Thanks,

Akash

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Could you confirm if your backup was made from the organizer as explained by Akash Sharma?

The WaldoData folder is used to index your media files for 'visual' similarity. It is automatically rebuilt if missing by analyzing again all your files (may take several hours).

So, a possible solution would be to locate your old catalog folder (menu Help >> System Information), create a copy of that folder anywhere and delete the WaldoData subfolder before backing up again. However, that implies that you are able to access the old computer. You mention the 'catalog.pse12db' file which is not included in a regular backup from the organiser. Such a backup folder includes a renamed copy named 'catalog.buc', hence my question about which kind of backup you did perform. 

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