I was wondering if anyone had some advice on an issue I am having converting my large catalog in PSE 7 to PSE 10.
Overview: I have over 12,000 media items, almost all of which are photos, in my catalog currently that display in PSE 7. This catalog also has multiple albums. A large number of the photos have been tweaked to crop, remove red eye, label, etc. As such it goes without saying that a lot of work has gone into this in PSE 7. I am now trying to convert this catalog from PSE 7 to PSE 10 as the newest software was purchased.
Symptoms: First, after "sucessful" conversion of the catalog, PSE 10 displays the most recent photo as December 2010 even though PSE 7 has my photos up until March 2012.
Second, the number of items in the converted as in the neighborhood of 7,000 media items, compared to the 12,000+ in PSE 7 is a huge loss of photos.
I have been in contact with Adobe support a few times, during which they have given me some tips, though nothing has worked.
Attempted Remedys: I have tried reconnecting missing files in PSE 7 prior to catalog conversion, and in PSE 10 after catalog conversion.
I have tried to repair and optimize the catalog in PSE 7 prior to catalog conversion, and in PSE 10 after conversion.
I have tried to backup/restore the catalog from PSE 7 to PSE10.
I have tried killing iTunes prior to converting catalog.
I have tried killing all instances of PSE/ any adobe product before opening PSE 7 and converting.
I know I have tried to do a couple more things that I cannot remember off the top of my head. But nothing has worked. My files are all there but I do not want to lose the work I've put into editing and sorting the photos.
I am hoping that someone has had an issue with one/both of my symptoms that has found a solution other than starting from scratch. I welcome all ideas, and thanks in advance.