Try making a direct shortcut for the Organizer and Editor. Make sure you have the correct file path as there is more than one exe file. You can then launch the programs directly from the desktop bypassing the welcome screen. This is generally better as the welcome screen leaves background processes running.
On Windows, Right click anywhere on the desktop and select New >> Shortcut
Then click the browse button and navigate to:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 11 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe"
Then click Next; then click Finish
Thank you for your quich response.
I tried the browse method by pasting the "C file below and got a return that the file cannow be found.
Could the whole Installation be corrupt?
Did you install from disk or download?
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I tried finding a bigger hammer and used the claw it to remove the " " marks and Browse found it
The shortcut is now resident on my desktop. I'll give this new method a try.
Again, thanks for your reply. This is more assistance that I have received in the past frustrating week.
I installed from the disc but reaview my second answer thanks
I'm still off the mark somewhere. I found the shortcut link file on my desktop (489bytes) but it still doesn't bring up the program.
1. Close Elements.
2. Launch the Photoshop Elements Welcome Screen and hold down ctrl + alt + shift as you click Organizer.
3. Continue to hold the keys until you see a message box asking if you want to delete settings file; click Yes. It will open with default preferences.
Start PSE to get to the Welcome screen.
Hold down the Shift key and click Organizer . Keep holding down the keys until you see the Catalog window.
Select your catalog and click Repair. Select “repair anyway” even if PSE doesn’t find problems.
Then for good measure, click Optimize.
If repairing resolves your issue then fine else repeat the above steps, but click New to create a new catalog. If you’re able to import photos into the new catalog and the Organizer works fine, then problem can be old catalog.
In that case you can try regenerating the thumbnails. Do Show All, Edit > Select All, and then Edit > Update Thumbnail.
Please delete the following files from the location : C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Elements Organizer\9.0\Organizer
Now go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\ and run the exe PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe with Admin rights.
If you are on MAC, you will get the files psa.prf and status.dat at ~/library/app support/adobe/elements organizer/9.0/organizer. Post deleting them try launching Organizer.
try and let me know your comments.
More info on one of the post here http://forums.adobe.com/message/4991405#4991405