I have Photoshop Elements Organizer version 22.214.171.124 and am running Windows 7 64-bit SP1.
After I got a new computer, I created a backup of my catalog (via the file drop-down menu in Elements Organizer).
I then restored the catalog to my new computer (via the same drop down menu in Elements Organizer). It went fine and my catalog is just as I left it.
Now I'm trying to clean up the look of things in my "My Pictures" folder (I'm a little OCD, lol). The restore made a folder within a folder within a folder... so I was wondering if I can delete all these files that the restore made? (see screen shot) This is the entire contents of one of the folders the restore created. The other folder just contained all my photos by themselves.
I don't know what all those folders do, so want to make sure they will not damage/corrupt my catalog or the organizer if I delete them. I will later make another back-up, of course. I'm hoping that all these files will just recreate themselves? I just want to delete them so I can get rid of so many excess folders in my "My Pictures." I just like to click "My Pictures" and have my pictures be RIGHT THERE. It's annoying to have to click through like 4 folders to get to them after this catalog restore.
Thanks for any guidance!
It’s possible you chose My Pictures as the custom location when doing the restore, rather than the default setting. So you probably do need those folders. The easiest way to check is from the Organizer menu: Help à System Info Look at the file path for the catalog to see if those folders are the ones Elements is pointing to.
It’s possible you chose My Pictures as the custom location when doing the restore, rather than the default setting.
So you probably do need those folders.
The easiest way to check is from the Organizer menu:
Help à System Info
Look at the file path for the catalog to see if those folders are the ones Elements is pointing to.
What you are showing is the contents of the catalog. All the files and subfolders shown are parts of the catalog. Remember the catalog is the whole folder. The catalog.pse9db is the database, the others files and folders (especially cache files) should be re-created automatically if deleted, but this operation may be very long.
Thank you for your help! And, dang it, I did choose a custom location for the restore. The instructions I was following said to do that (I didn't really know what I was doing so I made sure to follow them to a 'T'). Looks like the file path for the catalog *is* pointing to that folder in the screen shot of my original question here.
So does this mean there is no way to delete them? I wish I could just start fresh (but of course still have my catalog with all my images and the right categories/keyword tags, etc). I don't mind the wait for regenerating things or moving things and stuff.
I don't remember ever seeing all those breeze files and cache files, etc, on my old computer. I never saw any files of the sort until I did the back-up.... of course, maybe that's because they were stored somewhere other than right inside "My Pictures?"