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Mon, Feb 20, 2012 9:54 AM


Photoshop Elements: Problem converting catalog from Photoshop Album 1.0 to PSE 10

have around 15000 photos in a catalog in photoshop album 1.0.

want to move top a new PC with windows 7 and elements 10

when i try to convert the catalog it reaches around 16% and then gives me an error asking me to repair the catalog with the original software..problem is there is no repair option in album 1.0 the original catalog file is a .psa file

i had thought the convert option would work seamlessly but now am stuck..

really need help!!!!

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9 years ago

There have been vast changes from Photoshop Album 1 to PSE10 in terms of how catalog is being constructed. So that could be one reason for failure.

Ensure that your PS Album is close when you are trying conversion.
Do you have PS Album on your Win 7 on which your PSE10 is installed?

Catalog conversion worked fine for me when both of them were present on the same system. You can give this a try.

Also, please check this post. Your problem seems to be similar to this one.

As a workaround, in your PS Album catalog, perform Reconnect All Missing Files using File >> Reconnect All Missing Files. This should update your database (I'm not sure if it will remove redundant entries, if any).

Please let me know the outcome.