I am looking for the best way to update from version 6.0 to 10.0, but of course there has to be a wrinkle in what would otherwise be a simple process. (Windows 7)
When I ran version 6 I had all my photos on a network drive (a Pogoplug for those of you familiar with those) it was accessed via drive letter P on my system. Pogoplug proved to be highly unstable and unreliable, so I ended up switching to a Western Digital My Book Live NAS drive. All of the photos are moved over to the new drive (Letter T on my system now) so now I am needing to both upgrade to the newer version, as well as "teach" it where the new drive is. I upgraded my laptop and discovered that just starting as if it was brand new resulted in a lot of duplicate pictures showing up in my catalog that did not previously show up. (The biggest giveaway is I can see two exact copies of a photo that for one reason or another ended up in two places within my photos folder, one has all the correct tags we put on them, the other copy of the photo has no tags on it) So when I install my wife's copy on her laptop I would like to avoid this problem if possible. I saw an option where it "sensed" that I had version 6 and it offered to upgrade to 10, but I"m guessing it will have a problem finding the photos since their location changed to a new NAS drive. Any tips on this weird situation?
P.S. If anyone knows a quick way to get rid of the duplicates in the organizer that don't have my keyword tags quickly I'd love to know that as well!
Are you saying that on your upgraded notebook, when you click on a photo that has the tags, it's location is given as "P:\..."; and that when you click on the other instance of the same photo (that doesn't have tags), it's location is given as "T:\..."?
If so, do the photos with tags (and locations of "P:\...") have the "Missing file" icon on them?
No not exactly. When I upgraded the P drive was basically dead. (The Pogoplug is not plugged in right now, although I can access the drive if necessary) My thought was Version 6 is still pointing there so it would have nothing but missing file icons if I tried the method Version 10 suggested when I upgraded my laptop, so I basically approached it as a brand new user, telling it where to find my collection of photos (Drive T).
So one thing I thought of is is there and easy way to teach Version 6 on my wife's laptop that all of her files in her catalog are now on the T drive? If I did that first, then when I go to install her version of Version 10 it might be easier to follow the "migration" thing that Version 10 offers. I just don't know how to tell version 6 there is a library of 12-15K pics is in a different location without completely redoing the library from scratch?
Ah...if I'm understanding you correctly, you have two problems:
Do I have it right?
Essentially yes... I'm just trying find the easiest way to teach her computer that the old catalog (which was on a now defunct drive) is now in this new location, and then ultimately upgrade her to 10
OK, for problem #2, then:
Since your P: drive does not exist, do the photos in her PSE6 Organizer have a missing file icon on them?
If so, does PSE6's Organizer have a File...Reconnect...All Missing Files option? You can pause the reconnection process to point the reconnection to look on your new T: drive.