7/6/2020 - Photoshop elements 2020 organizer.keeps crashing

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7/6/2020 - Bought the new photoshop elements 2020 suite - photoshop, premiere and organizer. Just imported and backed up almost 100000 items just fine. Have 32GB ram so all went well but now that I want to work through the items, the organizer keeps crashing and wanting to send crash reports
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Justine Rowland

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Jack Klaber

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I'm just a Photoshop Elements 2020 (PSE2020) user with some experience I gathered during the many years I'm using the product.
One thing I learned some years ago that it is important for PSE that the program and its catalogs reside on a SSD drive!! 
Due to the size of my catalog (50,000 images) I had to buy a 500GB SSD so the whole OS and PSE and catalog folder fitted on that drive.
I have "only" 16GB RAM but that seems to be enough to zip through the catalog with lightning speed!

Take also in account that during the first few days after importing 100k images, PSE is working hard to build the database it needs to organize and smart tag all images. After a big import of several thousand images I leave the computer working over night so I can work on the images the next day.
This database build up might be the culprit of your PSE "crashing". Sometimes during the first days it's just unresponsive and if you wait  long enough, control will be returned to you. 
HTH.
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Thank you, Jack