There was a major power outage while I was exporting files from Organizer 10. Now when I try to open Organizer, it opens momentarily, and then a a notice pops up that says: "Elements 10 has topped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." Obviously, Windows hasn't found a solution. I can still get into Elements Editor, but I do use Organizer for all of my organizing activities. Is there a way that I can repair PSE/Organizer program files without uninstalling the entire program and then reinstalling? Also if I have to do that, will I have difficulties deactivating and reactivating PSE? I'm using a Windows 7 machine with 12 GB Ram. Thanks for any info you can provide.
-Kill any such exe from the task manger, if running-
autoanalyzer, photoshop file agent, dynamic link manager, photoshop server and photoshopelementsorganizer.exe
-Go to %appdata%\adobe\elements organizer\11.0\organizer and delete the files psa.prf and status.dat
-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. Create a new catalog and try.
Thank you very much for your assistance. It was very helpful. I was able to get into the catalog manager and establish a new catalog through which I could get into my original catalog. I was still not able to get into my original main catalog directly, however, and I got another suggestion from MichelBParis to work with the catalog pse10db file in the “catalog” folder, and that did the trick. Again, however, your suggestion was very helpful.