Go to the organizer preferences>media analysis and turn off the auto organizer.
Also, did you repair permissions after reinstalling? If not, do that.
As recommended, I turned off all media analysis, but the problem persists. Please explain more of repairing permissions. I've noticed when I launch the program and the launcher for either 'organize' or 'edit' pops up, it constantly searches for "user data" at the bottom. I used to see my name there.
Please try launching Organizer keeping Shift key pressed. Does that bring to you the Catalog Manager dialog?
Yes, it brings up the Catalog Manager...
What am I supposed to do with that once it's opened? Please explain.
I would try repairing and optimizing your catalog while you're in there (if you use the organizer), but that won't affect the editor's performance.
To repair permissions, go to applications>utilites>disk utility and click your computer in the list on the left side of the window, then click Repair Permissions. This can take quite a while, so don't fret, and don't get upset about all the messages you'll see passing by in the window while it's working (SUID has been changed and will not be repaired, for example). Those don't matter. The only thing that matters is if you see Repair Failed in red at the end of the process.
Permissions repaired without any problems.
I don't use the organizer if I can help it. I really don't understand it as well as my Windows based photo organizers. However, I need the editing software to work and right now it's useless. The editor will open and all I get is the pinwheel over and over and over. It takes about 5 minutes just to exit the program using the menus.
That shouldn't be. I would uninstall and reinstall. Try creating a new admin user for the install.
I was thinking about doing that. A few questions:
- Should I remove the editor alone or the editor and organizer?
- Being relatively new to Mac computers, what's the best way to completely remove this program?
- Will dragging the icons to the recycle bin be enough or is there another step?
- I've read somewhere that some Mac programs leave stuff behind. Is this true?
Thanks for all your help. I've been a Windows user since Windows 3.1, but I turned to a Mac two years ago and I love it, but I've still got a lot to learn.
You must use the uninstaller (in applications>adobe Photoshop Elements 9) to properly reomve the program. It will remove both editor and organizer.
One thing I would try before uninstalling. Go to your username>library>preferences and delete:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 settings
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 paths
That library is hidden in 10.8. To see it, option click the Go menu in the Finder and it will appear below the little house for your user account. While you're in there go to the Saved Application States folder and delete any for PSE.
Thanks so much. The uninstaller didn't remove the Organizer, but I reinstalled PSE9 and... so far... it's working again!
The uninstaller didn't remove the Organizer,
Then something was badly wrong. The uninstaller won't touch your catalogs, but Adobe Elements 9 Organizer should definitely have been gone.
I hope things are okay now, but given that....