3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2013 10:00 PM by andaleebfatima1

    I cannot convert large psa file


      I have two catalogs created in Photoshop Album 3.2 and I downloaded Elements 11 and had no difficulty finding and converting the smaller file, but the function will not display the larger file to be selected for conversion.    Is size the problem, and if so, how can I cope?

        • 1. Re: I cannot convert large psa file
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Sometimes catalog conversion fails. It’s often a question of needing full permission settings and the easiest way to make it work is as an administrator directly from the desktop which bypasses the welcome screen background processes.
          Make a shortcut for organizer as follows:
          On Windows right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New >> Shortcut
          Browse to Computer OS C:
          Find the PSE Organizer application in Program Files or Program Files (x86) on Windows 7 - 64 bit.
          C: >> Program Files (x86) >> Adobe >> Elements 11 Organizer
          Within the Elements 11 Organizer folder find the application PhotoshopElementsOrganizer (not Photoshop Elements 11.0)
          Select (highlight) PhotoshopElementsOrganizer and click Next
          Then click Finish.

          Now right-click on your new desktop icon and choose “Run As Administrator” Then authorize by clicking yes in the User Account Control dialog.
          From the Organizer menu click:
          File >> Manage Catalogs
          Then click the “Convert” button

          Select your desired catalog from the list of previous versions of PSE to highlight it then click the “Convert” button down below it

          You should receive a message when the conversion has been successfully completed and your earlier catalog will be automatically re-named. Choose the new name from the list and click the “Open“ button and you are good to go.

          • 2. Re: I cannot convert large psa file
            shelbywill Level 1

            many thanks for the reply, but I can't make it work for the same reason

            I indicated in my post:  when I click on Find More Catalogs and browse

            to the CATALOG folder containing mycatalog.psa,  Elements 11 shows no

            file to be converted.      I am using the file on the same machine so it

            is located in C:Documents and Settings/all users/application data/all

            users/adobe/Photoshop Album/catalogs. Photoshop Album is using it but

            Elements 11 does not show it.

            • 3. Re: I cannot convert large psa file
              andaleebfatima1 Adobe Employee

              Please try by clicking "Show Previously Converted Catalogs" checkbox.