I am trying to upgrade my PSE13 catalog into LR using the "upgrade photoshop elements catalog" function in LR. I keep getting an error (lightroom encounted problems...) with no clue as to what is wrong and the only options are to "show in explorer" or "select a different catalog". I have deleted anything that is not a photo from the pse13 catalog and optimized it prior to trying to do the upgrade. The pse13 catalog seems fine and the write location for the LR catalog seems fine.
I have exactly the same problem, and have searched high and low for any information but found nothing.
The pse13 catalog is repaired (even though it had no problems), optimised and working fine in pse13. My LR is the latest download from Adobe. The 'Upgrade...' process starts, but fails at about 10% on the progress bar, with the same totally uninformative error message. This is on a Win 10 64-bit system with 12G of memory.
I was unable to find anything either. When I tweeted about being unhappy about their customer service a representative sent me a direct message and offered to try to help me... However I have been on the road for work all day and will be all week. As soon as I find anything out I will share it.
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Thanks. Please let me know what the rep has to say. I forgot to mention it in my forum reply, but I tried running Lightroom 'as administrator' and that made no difference.
OVRFAN - follow the thread that has the subject "PSE 11 catalog upgrade to LR 6". some recommendations there though I still have not got it to work. My problem may be related to being on Windows 10.