I have studied all the postings and cannot find an answer to this need .. I hope someone can advise, please
I have PSASE 3.0 on my desktop PC with the image files in Drive C: The PC also has a a USB hard drive G:
Having created numerous album tags and collections I wanted to replicate the complete PSASE collection from my desktop PC to my laptop PC, where the hard drive is partitioned and the image files are on drive D:
As a first trial I copied MyCatalog.PSA from the desktop PC to my laptop PC, but I found that PSASE could not locate the image files (on drive D:) and manual reconnection was impracticable.
So I then decided to use my USB hard drive G: to store my image files and connect it to desktop PC or laptop PC as required. First I moved the source images on my desktop PC to the USB hard Drive G: putting them in an identical folder structure to that on drive C:. From what I had read, I expected that PSASE would detect this move and reconnect, but it only seems to detect moves within the C. drive.
So I then used MS Access to edit MyCatalog.PSA, changing C: to G: in all the tables. To my disappointment - having read all the posts - this did not work either ... the catalog still persisted in looking for files on drive C:
So here are the questions...
1) Can PSASE cope with what I want to do - viz. allow an album collection of images on PC drive C: to be replicated on another PC with a different drive letter ? If so, please advise how.
2) Can full version of PSA (v2.0), or the integrated organiser in Photoshop Elements 3.0 or 4.0 handle the replication I want ? I have found PSASE really useful despite its limitations, and I don't want to waste money upgrading if the full package can't cope with this basic need !
The limited edition is just that... quite limited. It seems very sticky as
to the location regarding the catalogue. The good news is... the upgrade
path which is PSE 4.0 now... it MUCH better.
What I would suggest however before you invest in it, is download the trial
version, test it out and verify for yourself that it will do every thing you
need it to. Keep in mind it is MUCH more complex, but I think in a good way.