My first ever post on the forum.
I have recently moved a catalog from a PC to a mac (after 5+ years using PSE on a PC). I transferred (using PSE11 restore catalog process) 25,000+ photos across using the instructions from adobe and had it all working perfectly for a couple of weeks.
Recently all the photos in my catalog have become 'missing files'. The catalog is located in a custom location on the internal drive being '/users/marcus/pictures/adobe/organizer/media/media/'
pse11 now thinks location is
The /volumes/ directory contains references to files on network drives (and show up under 'Shared' in finder). I have no idea how PSE11 decided to think all the files in ther catalog were on a network drive.
When I reconnect the file manually, then the program returns the error "The file exists in the catalog."
This error appears to be the one referenced here: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/cant-edit-open-reconnect- photos.html being kb404560 but these are mostly windows based solutions. I have tried the suggested solutions without success on the mac
I suspect the problem occurred due to OSX's stadard process of mounting virtual drives to install new programs but this is a guess as I am new to macs. I have unmounted all recent drives
I am running OS X 10.8.4 on a late 2012 27 inch iMac 3.4GHz i7 mac with 8 GB of memory
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
-Yes I have Dropbox installed on the mac and iCloud is also turned on.
-The correct file location is '/users/marcus/pictures/adobe/organizer/media/media/'
-I have not moved any files from outside the organiser
Also, you didn't happen to accidentally move your user folder to dropbox, did you? When you do that, it's different from the way it normally works. While putting something on a remote drive normally just copies it there in OS X, in dropbox the original files move. Just checking.
I disabled Dropbox and iCloud and tried to reconnect without success. I then thought I'd try the old 'reboot' approach - which worked! I then restarted Dropbox and iCloud and all is working correctly again. I'm not sure if it was the restart or Dropbox/iCloud/restart combination that fixed it - so unfortunately I can't pin it exactly down. That said it's fixed which is great. Many many thanks!