If you followed the suggestion in my book and created a new folder on your computer every time you started a new project, removing an old project is easy. You just delete that folder.
Otherwise, you'll need to manually locate and delete the .prel file, media files and tmp files.
I'm not sure where you're seeing "EVERYTHING I have ever done." When you start a new project, it always opens to an empty Project Assets panel, right?
Sorry, Steve, I don't have your book. I do create a new folder w/ a new project, however, Elements Organizer seems to have a wide memory. It does remember 'where I've been'.
I did make a few advances today, there were some overwritten filenames that confused me, and I now use the 'add media' method to bring in clips.
Is there a suggestion on how to get rid of the 'no disc in Drive E' nag?
Make sure you've installed SmartSound. (It's on the program's installation disc.)