I meant PS not PA
Do this pictures need to be imported through Ps? It sounds like you would like to bring them from a HD on to your new machine to have quick access. Right?
You can do that outside of Ps. Just create a destination folder on your new machine, "Copy" the folders/images and "Paste" them in the destination folder you created. Depending on your machine, it might take some time to complete.
Hope this helps
I have moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Photoshop Elements forum where you are more likely to get answers relevant to your software.
It’s best to use the backup and restore method built into Organizer. Start from Organizer on the old computer and use the tally file (TLY) to copy the catalog and media files using an external hard drive, thumb rive etc. See link below: