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Why is Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Marked As a Folder And Not an Application?

Nov 22, 2012 10:24 PM

Tags: #editor #file_saving #photo_editing #photoshop_elements_11 #elements_11 #organizer_11

When I click on [what looks like the application icon for] Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 in my desktop, it opens a folder containing a whole bunch of high resolution images.  When I click "Get Info," it says the size of this folder/app is equivalent to the culmination of megapixels for each individual image I somehow imported directly into the Editor (not the Organizer)...  tons and tons of gigabytes!!


What is supposed to happen when I click on the Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 [Editor] icon? 

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    Nov 22, 2012 11:27 PM   in reply to moviemaker35



    Normally on cliking desktop icon of PSE it opens the Welcome screen .

    But you are saying on opening it opens any folder .

    please provide the screen shot of icon and update your OS?


    You can directly open the Editor or Organizer -

    Win -C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

    Mac- go to Applications > Photoshop elements 11

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    Nov 23, 2012 5:24 AM   in reply to moviemaker35


    If you are using a Mac you will find the application in Support Files



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    Nov 23, 2012 7:35 AM   in reply to 99jon

    In Applications>Adobe Photoshop Elements 11>Support Files.


    PSE doesn't create anything on your desktop except the installer itself when it's mounted. Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing? (If you don't know how to do that, press command+shift+4 and drag over the section of the desktop where this icon is, then it will appear on the desktop as a png file named with the time you took it. Come to the forum web page and use the camera icon above the message composition area to include it in a message. You can't send screenshots via email.)

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