When I copy and paste your links I get redirected to a general forum page.
I even searched by 3bc43f9a and get a too many hits.
My problem is that I have Premiere Element 7 installed an working fine.
Yesterday my electricity went off when I had a project open. (not sure if this has anything to do with it)
Now when I try to open Premiere it loads, and then minimizes at the bottom of screen and I cannot maximize it.
I have tried to repair, and uninstall and reinstall.
WHere is the preference file and catalog files for Premiere?
I am not running VISTA, but XP.
Thanks for any help
Try starting Premiere Elements while holding down the LEFT Shift and Ctrl keys, this will flush the cache and preferences. Ctrl shift will clear the preferences but not the plugins cache which is in the registry. To clear the plugins cache press and hold shift while starting premiere elements.
Other thing to try with PE7 is to delete your prefences folder in C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Elements\7.0 (delete the complete Premiere Elements folder) it will be rebuilt next time you start PE7. Note it might be a hidden file on your PC and so you need to go to into Tools>Folder Options>View and select Show hidden files and folders. Note that this folder also contains all your custom preset settings for projects, effects, and transition so these will be deleted as well.
I attempted to delete the preference file but one does not exist. The pathway you mentioned in another answer here isn't how mine is set up either. I've used Premiere Elements for years as I've had the very first version. I am currently using PRE7 and have used it fine in the past but for some reason it no longer will load my projects. I even deleted the entire installation and re-installed it. I bought a new laptop and have installed it on there as well which as Windows 7 and still get the error message. In the mean time my old laptop has now died so I'm stuck. Please help.
Did you follow the instruction in Reply 6 to make hidden files visible? It's very odd that you are getting the same problem on two different systems. Had you recently installed some new software on the laptop and also installed to the new W7 machine? Did you try and open these projects in a version other than PRE7 (that can cause serious problems)?
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Welcome to the forum.
Uninstallation and reinstallation will not touch your Preferences file, nor your Project files. Those are left behind and will be used when you reinstall the program.
If you cannot find your Preferences file, then do follow Neale's suggestion for turning ON the view of System and Hidden files, and also turn ON the display of all file extensions. Then, you will likely see your Preferences file. By default, Windows installs with those two displays OFF.
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