I'm using PE9. Every time I go to the Organizer (even after switching to another program briefly) the Update box appears, searching Watched Folders for new pics. It always finds them, frequently the same, imports them and then tells me they're already in the Organizer. During this process, which may last 5-15 minutes, I can't use the program. How can I stop this? It wastes a lot of time. I found no help in the PE Help screens.
Watch Folders can be disabled by going to File > Watch Folders, then uncheck the "Watch Folders and their Sub-Folders for New Files", and/or select the folders that have been selected for watching and click the Remove button.
You should be able to cancel a watch folder import, unless you previously set up the watch folder to upload automatically, without prompt.