I fianally got the restore completed (thanks for all the help!) I had to do some major res-shuffling with my file structure as it had buried my real photos 10 layers deep.
So even though I think PE has jumped the shark with this revamping, I will stay the course and see how it works. I have two questions though:
I have 2000 mpegs and avi'sthat were perfectly tagged and dated in PE9. In the conversion to PE11, ALL of the mpegs now have the imported date (3/29/13) as the date. It screws with order of my timeline, and I have lost all reference to the actual dates of those memories. How can I fix or repair?
2nd question is: During the restore, PE11 added a folder called My pictures52 (my catalog) to the pictures directory. It contains CAXMP files and A Breeze Data folder, along with other stuff. I'd like to just delete this as my folder structure is restored and mapped to my folders. However, when I delete, my catalog goes away. Any way to fix this? Not sure why its still there, it seems reducndant and didnt have it on my earlier PC