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It sounds like the catalog is messed up. Do you have MS Access available?
MS Office Access 2003 .... but I'm a neophyte in using it. But if the program were removed completely, doesn't that remove the calalog.... whatever that is?
No, the catalog is untouched by the uninstall. Locate the file - My Catalog.PSA. It's in Docs&Settings somewhere - probably a hidden folder. Open Access and look for the database repair function and apply it to the catalog file.
I set Explore to display hidden files then ran a search as suggested. Zip! Ran another with the two names run together. Zip! Finally ran on as "*.psa". Still zip! The program was removed about three times and I haven't reinstalled. Would prefer to have an understanding of what's going on first.
Is it possible MS's Onecare cleaned everything up and removed it? Probably not if it's a folder that stands alone... but I don't really know. The other possibility is that when I hit the instruction to delete a photo, I may have deleted the entire catalog. Possible? Or if the name of that catalog got corrupted somehow.... how would I find it? If the name DID get corrupted... it would be the extension that was changed as well 'cause nothing was returned in the search for "*.psa".
Looks like I'm not the only one having trouble though. Someone else has posted similar occurrences since I posted this. Perhaps something else is going on if that program seeks information on the net before it sets itself up. I'm really at a lose.
I was puzzled at first why you might not see it so I had a look manually...
It's not where I would expect to see it and I rarely need to look for it...
To make a long story short, have a look along the following pathway. If it
is not there... then yeah... something removed it.
c:/documents and settings/all users/application data/Adobe/Photoshop
> I set Explore to display hidden files
But what about hidden folders?
No such file on my machine. Maybe the MS Onecare DID remove it. But after seeing so many here having an issue with the program... I'm reluctant ot put it back in. What's a good alternative?
> But after seeing so many here having an issue with the program
Don't forget the many thousands of users who don't post here because the program just works fine for them.
But the issue is ... there are a number of complaints with of the same problem and no apparent solution. If five of the test engines fail in factory, I don't think Chrysler ignors the problem.
> If five of the test engines fail in factory, I don't think Chrysler ignors the problem
No, but if 5 cars are involved in crashes, it would only pay attention if there is an obvious design flaw.
My point is that a PC is a fantastically variable environment - due to the ridiculous design of Windows. Perfectly good software can misbehave on a system due to an unexpected and unpredictable interaction with something else.
Would you happen to have a suggested alternative for me since my system is obviously one of those being affected by something other than this product. My system doesn't seem to be affecting anything else to the degree it makes it inoperable... or even annoying for that matter. I do need something for viewing digital photos and scanned images.
If you cannot succeed with PSA SE, you might want to go look at Picassa or Irfanview.