I have been using Premiere Elements 14.1 trouble free to create over 50 videos until July 2nd. I did a long trip to Florida and back, gone for two weeks -- had my Lenovo along, but didn't do any editing.
Upon return home (Pennsylvania), on July 15, PE wouldn't work. When I tried to load any .prel file -- any one of a hundred -- it asked "where is file XXXX?" It can't find any of the referenced files. When I point out where it is, the program crashes.
Using the Geek Squad, I reloaded PE 14 and cleaned up junk files, etc. That didn't work. Eventually, we reloaded Windows 10 and I just reinstalled PE -- and everything else. I've spent 10 days reconstructing my computer.
Same problem. When I load any project, it asks where the file is. It's actually in the same place it was when I saved the prel earlier. When I point that out, the system crashes.