3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2015 12:13 PM by JimGeorgia

    Photoshop Album 1.0: How do I reconnect 350 “edited pictures” showing as disconnected files?


      I purchased and downloaded PS Elements 13 64-bit Win7 from the Adobe website to a new Dell Inspirion 64-bit with Win 7 Pro.  I have previously been using a registered copy of Photoshop Album 1.0 and Photoshop Elements 2.0 since 2005.  The most recent use was on a computer running Windows 7 Pro operating system using the virtual XP to run PSE.  That computer was fried by a lightning strike.  However, I retrieved the hard drive in good working order with files intact.  I am currently running the PSE program on an old PC with XP and accessing the picture files (9,600) on the old hard drive attached as an external J: drive.  My goal is to transfer all picture files to the new Dell Inspirion where the new PSE 13 resides.  I couldn’t get the PSE 2.0 program to access the picture files!


      I finally figured out how to use MS Access to change the drive reference to J:/.


      1) there were a number of line items that seemed to be anomalies in the Access table.  Could these be a cause for the following disconnects?


      It seemed that I was about prepared to transition to the new computer and PSE 13, but then after opening PSE 2.0, I found I still had about 350 disconnected files (indicated by a “?” in place of the pic icon).  I then determined that most, if not all of the disconnects, had one thing in common: they were all “edited pictures” and obviously some of my most valued pictures.  I have started to reconnect them one at a time, but it’s very time consuming!


      2) Is there a more efficient way to accomplish these reconnections?


      If I understand it correctly, the PSE acts like a card catalog in the library where it simply references the actual location of the original and/or edited files.


      3) Ultimately, how do I transfer all the reconnected pictures and the associated files and folders to the new computer?


      Thanks for any advice or assistance you can offer!


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