I was using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 on my old laptop, then replaced my laptop and installed Adobe Premier Elements 9. I have moved my photo folder from the old laptop (D:\Data\Photos) to my new laptop (C:\Data\Photos), and also performed a backup in Elements 9 to an external drive. I have also added photos in separate subdirectories in the new location that were not in the catalog when I backed up.
Yesterday I restored my catalog backup, chose C:\Data\Photos as the location, and believe I messed up when I checked the box to Restore original folder structure. Now I have my photos in my catalog, but they're in C:\Data\Photos\Data\Photos.
Is there a way to delete the current catalog with the duplicate folders and restore again, and how do I avoid the dupliates?
That's what I'm trying to do. There are photos in C: Data\Photos\Data\Photos, but they are a duplicate of what is in C: Data\Photos so I can delete the entire folder and it's contents.
My intent was to restore my catalog so I'd have all my tags and comments and change the location of the files from drive D: to C:. I really didn't need to restore the photos since I had the copied from the old drive, but didn't see a way to restore only the information about the photos and change their location in the catalog.
If the photos and other media files have the same names as they did in their previous location, go to the Organizer's File menu and select Reconnect/All Missing Files. The program will search your system and reconnect as much of the catalog as possible to the files' new locations.
I deleted C: Data\Photos\Data and ran a reconnect, and now it appears to be trying to reconnect to the first deleted file by searching the drive. The search for that file has taken over 10 minutes and there are 8000+ files missing which I don't want. Is there a quicker way to delete all the catalog entries for the files no longer in C: Data\Photos\Data\Photos?