Elements: "Elements Organizer Updating" occurs too often

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Why does "Elements Organizer Updating" start every time I enter Organizer? It takes up to 10 minutes to complete. This happens even if I haven't added any files to my organizer. Are there any patches to fix this issue?
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Keith Lundy

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andaleeb, Employee

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Please click File >> Watch Folder and remove any folders from the watched list if you don't intend to use this feature. Close Organizer and relaunch. Does the "Updating" progress bar still appear?

Thanks
Andaleeb
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john Bodemeaid

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Thank you so much I think you have helped me out of a frustrating ly long wait each time it freezes my organiser whilt its updating. This is very irritating as it takes so long. So a big thanks. John Bodemeaid johnquartz@ntlworld.com
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Åke Canerstam

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I have the same problem with updating of the catalouge. The message saying there are new files, but they are not new. They are files that have been removed from the catalouge but not from the hard drive. Why dosent the database remeber this!
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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You are playing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde...
- You have told the organizer to 'watch' a folder and suggest to import all new files
- You have chosen to delete from the catalog without deleting it physically.

The catalog database holds information about what is registered in the catalog. It cannot 'remember' informations about what is now outside the catalog.

Solution if you don't want to delete physically: move the files to delete from the catalog to a location outside the 'watched folder', then delete from catalog only.

Edit:
Another solution may be simply to 'hide' the pictures in the catalog instead of deleting.
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Åke Canerstam

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Then I don't understand why I get the choice to either just delete the object from the catalouge and if checked also delete from the harddrive.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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It's easy to understand when you know that the object (the image file, the 'imagexx.jpg' file is stored on the drive, and that the catalogue only stores the location of the file on your drive (like C:\User\My Picture\....\imagexx.jpg').
The catalog is just like a list.