if its installed then it'll typically be in c:\program files\adobe\photoshop elements...
the file on your desktop will be the 'kit' you downloaded & installed from, as such you can move that somewhere else, eg create a "my kits" directory in your documents folder, and back it up onto a cd/dvd etc
hope that helps
Can I move the elements program from my desktop to the root directory? After the free trial with elements, I paid for it and kept the software but it is installed on my desktop and I don't know how to move it. Do I have to uninstall and reinstall? Thanks.
Are you sure the program is installed on your "Desktop" (which would be highly unsusual)? Or is it just an icon that is on your "Desktop"? And why would you want it in your root directory anyway?
I think Elements is on the desktop because when I searched SW preload c: drive, it wasn't found and on the desktop I have the shortcut but also a file folder called Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and it's 1.17GB with 29 files. In the SW preload programs folder I found a Photoshop Elements that is 239 megabytes. I have Vista and when I open "my computer" the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 folder appears as a separate folder at the bottom of the list after the control panel and recycle bin.
I put it on the desktop by mistake when I downloaded the trial and when I paid to keep it, I entered the serial number and just left it on the desktop (dumb). I think it's using a lot of memory and I'd like to move it but don't know how to move it or where to put it.
Is there a simple way to move it? Or would I be better off uninstalling it and then reinstalling it?
Thanks so much for your help
Is the Photoshop Elements icon on your desktop a shortcut, or not? If it is a shortcut, please right-click on it, select Properties, and paste here the value next to Target.
In the folder on your desktop named Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, is there a setup.exe file in there? Or is there some other .exe files (if so, please provide the exact name of the .exe file)?
I have both the shortcut and the software file (1.17 GB) on the desk top. It has setup - application (530kb) and also setup - configuration settings (16 kb).
If there is a simple way to move it to a better location I would like to know how to move it.
Or do you think it is better to uninstall and reinstall? I put it on the desktop by mistake when I downloaded the free trial and left it on the desktop when I bought the software.
Before we can tell you what to do, we must know the details of what is on your desktop and in the folder.
When I ask for specific pieces of information, it is because I can't give you advice unless I know exactly EXACTLY EXACTLY what your situation is.
And so, when I ask specific questions, and don't get the answers to those questions, I can't help. I need the details to the questions I asked.
So, would you please be kind enough to read my questions again, and provide me with the exact details that I asked for? If not, I can't help.
There are two Adobe photoshop elements icons on my desktop.
The shortcut's properties show the target is:
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\Photoshop Elements 8.0.exe"
The Adobe folder has two exe files:
AdobeAIRInstaller - application exe file
Setup - application exe file Adobe photoshop elements installer
You can safely remove these items from the desktop. Doing so will not delete Photoshop Elements, and you can still run the program by clicking on the Start Menu, go to Prorgams
Thanks for your help.
You can find the actual PSE program files in "C:/" > "Program files" > "Adobe" > "Photoshop Elements 8". This is the default installation location, which I doubt you changed during the install. The file in your desktop folder "Setup.exe" is the giveaway that this is the program installer package not the program.
Burn the desktop package to a DVD, then place it in the "Recycle Bin", then launch the program just to verify / reassure yourself that this is so.
Using the file path above (1st sentence), go into the PSE program file folder and look for a blue square icon that says, "PhotoshopElementsOrganizer". Right click on it, then choose, "Create Shortcut" from the flyout menu. An icon will appear in the files listing that says, "Shortcut to Photoshop Elements Organizer". It should appear as the last entry in the files list. Then, cut and paste this new icon to your desktop. You should then be able to launch PSE with this new shortcut icon, and PSE will start in the Organizer, instead of all the BS advertising.
Wow, thank you Captain! I appreciate your step-by-step directions.
I made a small error in the shortcut sequence, nothing critical. When you click on "create shortcut" in the flyout menu, Windows will give you the message, "Windows cannot create a shortcut here, would you like to create it on the desktop", obviously, click "yes".
OK Thanks again, Captain.