I have a Mac with 2 users account (wife and I) and I have spent hours creating a catalog and setting up it perfectly. I now want my wife to be able to see this from her account.
After many trials I have moved all my photos to the Shared Users folder and also created my catalog in the same folder. My wife can also see this folder but when I try to open the catalog from her PSE 10 account it gives a "The catalog cannot be opened. It is either corrupt, or the version is out of date and cannot be updated". It works fine from my account.
The version is not out of date.
Surely it must be possible for 2 users to view the same catalog on 1 PC, i.e. no multi user access as only 1 person can log in at a time. Otherwise everytime I load new pictures into the catalog and she logs in she will also have to import them without knowing where I have saved the photos.
Any advice much appreciated.
While I really think this is a question for a Mac discussion forum, reading below may help
Mac and Root User http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879931
If those previous discussion don't help, you might ask on an Apple forum... file access is at the operating system level
I understand the Apple file sharing queston but fundamentally is what I am
trying to do possible in Elements? i.e. have 1 catalog stored in a shared
location that 2 different users will be able to see (but obviously not at
the same time)? Elements must have been architected with a requirement to
support sharing or not of a catalog.
If I can find out if it is technically possible in the product then I know
the issue must be in the Apple layer (or there is a bug).