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PSE9 optimize catalog error

Aug 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Tags: #error #elements_9 #photoshop_elements_9

When I try to optimize my catalog in PSE9 I get a message that an error prevented the catalog from optimizing

Any hints on what I should do about this?

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    Aug 25, 2013 11:15 AM   in reply to wmrdalydvm1

    Try Repair first.

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    Aug 25, 2013 11:41 AM   in reply to wmrdalydvm1

    Assuming you have repaired first, it would be good to know at which stage of the optimization you get the error warning.

    Optimizing the catalog means a two steps 'cleaning' of the sqlite databases :

    - the first one is the catalog itself : catalog.pse9db. That's very quick.

    - the second one it the thumbnail cache : thumbs.5.cache, also a sqlite database, which holds all the thumbnails. You should see the text of the message change to show that second phase. That phase is much longer if you have many pictures.


    If the thumbnail cache is the culprit, you can delete the 'thumbs.5.cache' file and start the organizer again. That will rebuild it from scratch.


    Note : to find the folder which contains your catalog, use the menu Help / System Info.

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