Every time I start PSE 2019 it sits there for a few minutes with a progress bar while it 'Builds Content and Effects' - twice.
I wish I could say when it started but apart from 'recently', I can't. I've failed to find a recent mention of this and certainly not a relieble cure so, please, does anyone here know what I need to do?
Inside the folder en-US (or your own local if different) delete the following file:
Close the Explorer window.
Re-start Elements and wait for content & effects to completely rebuild. It may take a while, so wait for the progress bar to finish. Hopefully when you launch Elements in future you won’t see it again.
Thanks for the response. When I started looking at the files I realised that, although not correct, you were close enough to let me find the problem. What had actually happened is that something had corrupted the whole 17.0 tree. All the locales other than en_US had gone and that had been renamed to en_USupsell_pods! According to the file dates this happened on 11th January at 11:59. I didn't know what other damage might have been done so I renamed 17.0 and imported the version from the previous full backup (28th December) and PSE now seems to be working correctly. File Explorer shows a number of other files that were changed around that time (mainly Adobe & Nvidia). Avast AV & Malwarebytes haven't spotted anything but I think a reboot into safe mode and a good scan would be prudent.