There are a couple of things you can do to prevent updating and indexing and generally improve performance. Use the Organizer main menu.
(1) Go to:
Edit >> Preferences >> Media-Analysis
Uncheck all the boxes and click OK
(2) Then go to:
File >> Watch Folders
Uncheck the box at the top “Watch Folders and their Sun-Folders for New Files” and click OK
This should stop all the automatic updating but you will then need to import all future images manually.
I followed your instructions and it did not fix the problem. I started the program today and the first thing it did was update the organizer. This is maddening. I can never get onto this program to just to look at pictures without it taking 40 minutes to update.
How do I stop automatic updates????
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Try disabling the service via the control panel.
Control Panel >> All Control Panel Items >>Administrative Tools
Find Services and double click to open.
Highlight Adobe Active File Manager V11 and in the left hand column and click Stop the service
Alternatively right click on the AAFM and choose properties. Change Startup type, click Apply then click OK.
Close Windows and reboot.
N.B. substitute your own version number if different to PSE11