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Which folders do I back up?

Jan 21, 2013 8:38 PM

Tags: #catalogs



I have my own backup program, and I need to know which folders to select in order to backup the catalog. I've selected:


%AppData%\Adobe\Elements Organizer\Catalogs\Shane\


Do I need to select the BreezeData and CAXMPFiles subfolders? What are they for?


BreezeData contains 15,000 files, and CAXMPFiles contains 5,000 files. I don't want to back them up if they are not needed.




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    Jan 21, 2013 9:24 PM   in reply to c_Shane



    Folders BreezeData and CAXMPFiles should be backed up as well as they contain the files generated from Face recognition and Auto Analysis. If you delete BreezeData folder, you would loose the learning that face recognition algo has made to suggest faces/people in your catalog.





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  • 99jon
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:07 AM   in reply to c_Shane


    Most people use the built-in system in Organizer under the File menu. This works best with an external hard drive but CD/DVD disks can also be used.


    File >> Backup

    File >> Restore


    You get a backup of the entire catalog database including your image files.

    It’s all very well have in your own system backup but that can involve a lot of manual work in re-connecting the file paths used by Organizer.



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