If anyone is still having trouble getting a pass code for Adobe Photoshop starter edition 3.0 you will need to contact their CSR directly at 1-800-833-6687. I just called I spoke with a Rep. by the name of Jess she is a female she was very helpful and polite. What they will need is your contact info. and your email address so they can manually find your starter account in their system. Then they will issue you a code to unlock the system to retrieve your locked pictures.
You don't need to register becasue Adobe 3.0 is no longer being used or avaliable. The new system is Photoshop.com you will need to register for Photoshop.com. It's simple and free of charge at no cost to you. What you will need to do once you receive the code is immediately transfer your photos from Adobe 3.0 to Photoshop.com. it will take some time to download but let it run. Remember this is only a temporary code so it will expire and lock again if it's not used in a timely manner.
The code I received from Jess was 92c1d14e. This unlocked my account immediately with no problems. So I hope this code will work for you. I don't know if this code will work for others however it doesn't hurt to give it a try. If not then please call the number above that I've provided you with so one of the Reps. can issue you a code.
If you used Album to download photos, they are generally copied to a My Pictures/Adobe folder.
You don't need to have Album in order to view those files; simply navigate to them in Windows Explorer.