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Photoshop Elements Editor 11 Mac doesn't remember open files

Nov 23, 2012 1:33 PM

Tags: #editor #photoshop_elements_11

I just installed PSE 11 on my Mac (OS X 10.8.2). My previous version (PSE 6) would re-open all files that had been open when I quit the app last time, but this version always opens with a blank screen. I can't find any preference in PSE to affect this, and the overall Mac setting is set properly. How can I get PSE to remember what files I was working on?

  • 99jon
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    Nov 23, 2012 1:54 PM   in reply to GSpeare


    Click the Open dropdown and you recent files will be listed.



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    Nov 23, 2012 2:01 PM   in reply to GSpeare

    Go to your username>library>preferences and delete:


    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Paths

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 settings


    and any lockfiles with the same names. That library is hidden in 10.8. To see it, in the Finder click the Go menu and hold down the Option key. It will appear below the little house for your user account. While you are in there go to the saved application states folder and delete anything in there for PSE.

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    Nov 25, 2012 9:22 PM   in reply to GSpeare

    The File->Open Recent files show recent files list. If you are talking about files automatically reopens in PSE then there is an option on Mac under Settings->general which says "Restore..."


    Also found an issue with 10.8 here


    Please see if it helps.




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