Photoshop Elements: How do select and open more than one RAW file at the same time in Camera Raw?

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In order to bulk-process RAW files in the Raw Converter, I used to be able to select more than one file on my Elements 9 Editor screen (Menu Edit > Open as > Camera RAW). I clicked the first, held Shift and high-lighted several files at the same time - which would then all open together in the Raw Converter, ready for bulk processing.

Now suddenly, I can only high-light and open one RAW pic at a time. (JPGs have always loaded into the Raw Converter in this one-at-a-time fashion).

What is going on here? Is there a setting that can be made? Or have I done something dumb!

Please, I need the assistance of your vast knowledge!
Nielen
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Nielen Schaefer

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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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I think you mean, menu 'File' > Open As > Camera Raw

The multiple file opening was never supported in this dialog.
For Camera Raw files, you can directly open multiple files using Menu File > Open and they'll all open in 'Camera Raw' dialog/ converter.

To jpeg, menu 'File' > Open As > Camera Raw you can open one at a time.

- Ankur
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Nielen Schaefer

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Thanks Ankur

Always good to hear of a simple solution!
(I have recently been using 'Open As' to send the occasional JPG to the Raw Converter - and somewhere along the line must have forgotten that RAWs are sent directly via 'Open').
Wish all my problems were so easily solved.

Go well
Nielen
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Thanks for the kind words.
Have fun and keep the feedback coming :)

- Ankur