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This cannot be true

Nov 25, 2012 9:44 AM

I was working with elements within a certain folder, and then I used windows pathfinder to make a new folder within this folder and move some of the pictures to this subfolder.

But can it really be true that it is not possible to make elements recognize the new folder and the files in it?

The stupid programme keeps showing the files in the first folder, even if they are not there anymore. I have restarted the programme and even restarted my computer.

What can I do????????????????+

 
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  • 99jon
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:10 AM   in reply to Niels Graverholt

     

    Elements is a database. When you import photos, Elements remembers where they are on your hard drive. If you move files outside of Elements then you corrupt the original file paths.

     
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:52 AM   in reply to Niels Graverholt

    After creating the new sub-folder you should have used:

    File >> Move

     

    The watch folder won’t pick them up because they already exist in the catalog.

     
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  • 99jon
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:31 PM   in reply to Niels Graverholt

     

    Yes because the original files are now missing if you click on a thumbnail and try to open. You need to put the files back in the original folder. Then use Elements to move them to the sub-folder.

     
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    Nov 25, 2012 1:18 PM   in reply to Niels Graverholt

     

    Actually it’s quite logical. Your mistake was in using Windows Pathfinder.

     
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    Nov 25, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to Niels Graverholt

     

    You really need to direct those views to Adobe. The volunteers here are just users like yourself. Sorry I can’t offer any more help.

     

     

     
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