I have PSE 7 it has stopped lauching - Why? I've had it for years and no problem with it. I have tried all round about ways to launch it (like rt clicking a jpeg and saying for PSE 7 to edit it) nothing works. I've gone directly to the shortcuts target file and double clicking to no avail.
Sometimes the Preference file gets corructed. Try this solution:
The Welcome Screen, Organizer or Editor will not launch. I've even restored PSE7 program files from my back up hard drive. All my other programs, including PSE5 launch and work perfect. This has never happened before. I do not want to remove & reinstall PSE7, I have tons of tags, albums & plug ins for the editor, many, many hours spent organizing would be gone. I have had PSE7 several years on the same computer and have never had a problem with it until now. What happened? Help - I miss it.
I had exactly the same it just stopped working and failed to launch.
On the whole its a right butt pain; but both work, I did both in that order, note that Organiser is not that useful or very good, so step 1 is all thats really required to get the Editor working again.
It appears its organiser and the welcome screen that go mammaries up, the editor still works, just don't click organiniser or the whole PC can freeze.
Thanks for trying, I already have a shortcut on my desktop and have been to the target location. I've tried everthing to open it. I know I can reinstall but don't want to. I'm going to creat a new user account and see if it will open from there. Thanks again.
Did you say you had tried deleting the settings file? Hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt and keep them pressed whilst right-clicking on PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe in the programs folder and choosing open. Then release the three keys. Click Yes to delete settings when you see a pop-up dialog box.
Did you say you had tried deleting the settings file?
Hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt and keep them pressed whilst right-clicking on PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe in the programs folder and choosing open.
Then release the three keys. Click Yes to delete settings when you see a pop-up dialog box.
Tried Ctrl+Shift+Alt has absolutely no effect. Thanks for trying. I even tried making a new user acct on my computer & tried launching it. Nothing..... Can anyone out there help me? I hadn't changed any settings. Why is it all corrupted.?
I'm just using the word corrupted. Just nothing will launch - Welcome
Screen, Organizer, Editor or Inspiration Browser. Used it for years with no problems & even have PSE5 on the same computer. I'm the sole user Windowsxp Media Center addition. My disk is clean, I always keep defragged. HELP!
It looks like you're only choice is Option 2:
"Un-install and re-install the whole thing - there is no 'repair' option and you will need the install key again, it does not remember these"
It worked for me
Is PSE5 working fine on the same machine?
Have you installed any third party drivers or some software updates recently?
Did you try launching Organizer/Editor with Admin rights?
PSE5 works perfect. I am sole user of my computer with administration rites. No 3rd party drivers or software updates. Checked error log has to do with Flexnet Licensing. Cannot start under Services. Error 3 comes up stating cannot find path specified.