4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 10:40 PM by andaleebfatima1 RSS

    I just upgraded from PSE8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.

    RWPSE_11 Community Member

      I just upgraded from PSE 8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.  I watched the Manage My Catalog  instruction video, but my old catalog doesn't show in the box.  When I browse the DATA1 and DATA11 files in my PSE 8 folder the dialog box does not recognize them as catalogs.  I assume the catalog is one of these file, since they contain over 16,000 entries, which is how many photos I had in PSE8.

       

      What am I missing?  How do I find and convert my old catalog?

        • 1. Re: I just upgraded from PSE8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.
          Jeff A Wright Adobe Employee

          Moving this discussion to the Photoshop Elements forum.

          • 2. Re: I just upgraded from PSE8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.
            99jon 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.

            • 3. Re: I just upgraded from PSE8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.
              RWPSE_11 Community Member

              Thanks for the detailed explanation.  However, I followed your instructions but my old catalog still did not appear in the Convert Catalog box.  My PSE8 files are on an external drive (turned on), if that matters.  My PSE 11 files are on the C drive.  Below is a sreen print that I hope helps.

               

               

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              • 4. Re: I just upgraded from PSE8 to 11 and can't find my catalog to convert.
                andaleebfatima1 Adobe Employee

                Please try once again by clicking "Show Previously converted catalogs" checkbox in File >> Manage Catalogs >> Convert dialog.

                 

                If this doesn't list your se8 catalog, please do a search for "catalog.pse8db" on your hard disk. The default location of catalogs %programdata%\adobe\Elements Organizer\Catalogs.

                 

                Once located, you should be able to get this converted to PSE11 catalog from within Organizer.

                 

                Thanks

                Andaleeb