Don't use the unwelcome screen. Go into the program files/applications folder and find the actual .exe file/application file for the editor and/or organizer and make a shortcut/dock icon. From now on, launch PSE that way. The welcome screen is nothing but trouble.
Thanks, I'll try it. I did manage to get it open last night but it pulled in every single file off my computer over 311,000 - OUCH!
I thought I use to bring in only watched folders. I can't find my years of tagged photos ( the hard drive was replaced but the tech. assured me everything is on the new drive - somewhere)