I just bought Premiere Elements 9, installed it started to use it. For a couple of days everything went well. Then a problem started to come up and prevent me from usint the product. Possibly it might be related to the fact that I wanted to change the location where I wanted to save my projects. Since then the Welcome screen comes up; I open a new project and Premiere asks me where to put it. Then it goes into never never land. The product is on my screen, but the workplace is not available. I can only launch "Organizer" ... everything else is greyed out, except for "open an existing project" or "new project" - and this does not make sense since I started a new project from the Welcome screen. Who can help me?
Unlikely to be a change in file location. Indeed it is better to keep individual projects in their own folder structure as it makes clean up after completion and archive so much easier.
Work through the steps in the following: PrE Hanging, or Crashing - Some Tips and if that does not cure your problem post back with all the information about your hardware, project settings and clips.
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