Kill any such exe from the task manger, if running-
autoanalyzer, photoshop file agent, dynamic link manager, photoshop server and photoshopelementsorganizer.exe
Now please try launching Organizer directly from its exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 11 Organizer by right click >> Run As Admin keeping Shift key pressed. You should see Catalog Manager dialog.
Hi there, thanks for your help, I will try this over the next couple of days (need to work too!!!). I had previously looked very carefully through the task manager and had tried to stop all of the adobe related processes first but I may have missed one so this seems to be a good idea. I have seen the catalog dialog appear from time to time but then the process tends to just hang after pressing OK. I will try again and I will let you know how I go.
As an aside, when reinstalling I also noticed that Elements Organiser did not seem to install for some reason. I still think one of the program files may have been corrupted due to the power outage whilst the program was loading. Are there specific files that are updated during the load process that may have caused this issue? I have got another PC so I was planning to install a short term copy on this machine and then try copying the program files across on a USB to try and address any errors that could have been created. I'll keep you posted on how I go
The catalog manager dialog does not open when I do this - it just goes straight through to the splash screen and crashes
Ctrl+Alt+Shift will bring up the preference dialog to reset preferences (have done this multiple times)
Have tried to just push the program back onto the hard drive using a thumb drive copy - this did not work either
All I can think of doing now is a clean install of Windows on the machine to get back to a clean state and then reinstall the software
Any other suggestions would be appreciated
Please try uninstalling PSE. Once done, please rename folders mentioned in last hierarchy (if exist) -
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Online Services\Photoshop Elements 11.0.0
Once done, please install PSE by right clicking 'setup.exe' (located in PhotoshopElements folder) and select 'Run as admin' and do the rest of installation.