Elements 15

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I have Elements 15. When I go to save it, the different versions aren't there anymore. I used to have a save as option and it would show as 'edited'. When I am looking at my pictures in the organizer, I see an NEF file even after I have saved the photo as a jpeg. The only way I can see the edited version is when I look at the file saved on my computer.
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To be sure, first display your files in the 'View >> detailed mode' shortcut Ctrl D. In PSE15 the default view is the 'adaptative grid' view with the image filling the browsing space without file names, dates nor version sets icons.
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when saving your processed image (jpg) ensure that the save options tick boxes "include in the elements organiser" and "save in version set with original" are ticked 
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If "save in version set" is ticked when saving an image, then the Organizer in grid mode shows only the last saved version. When that is the case, in Grid mode (not adaptive grid) you should see an arrow an the right of the thumbnail, |>.

Clicking the arrow will show all versions in the version set.

To switch between grid modes enter ctl-d on a PC.

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I have Photoshop Elements 13 and shoot in Raw with my Canon T2i. I then process my images in raw in PE13 on my iMac Sierra desktop computer. After I have completed my workflow process I have option to Save as JPEG (which will eliminate Layers) which I do so I can move it to my website in reduced size. Instead of saving as JPEG I can save it as PSD which will save and maintain Layers but I can't move to my website. There are other ways to end up saving both but they take more time and I use them. I currently have over 44,000 images to maintain & manage.  Hope that helps.
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Elements only tags a file as edited if "Save in version set" is ticked. If this is unchecked and if Save a Copy is unchecked, Elements will overwrite the previous jpg file. As said above the "include in organizer" option must be selected for the edited file to appear in the Organizer.

I know you said that you see the jpg when you use the file explorer. But I will ask anyway if there is any chance you are overwriting the NEF file? 

When you do a Save in Photoshop Elements it should show a window that identifies the file name and extension that is being saved. Are you seeing filename.NEF? Or something else? If you see filename.NEF you are overwriting the original and there will not be an edited version. (this does not seem to be your situation but I will describe it anyway for others who may see this thread).

There are two options for ACR to send a file to the editor?

1) NEF is a raw file. When you select that file for editing Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) opens. In the lower right corner of ACR you will see an button "Open Image". This will open the original RAW file for editing in Photoshop Elements. When you do a Save in PSE it overwrites the original RAW file. 

2) If you hold the alt-key equivalent in the MAC, the "OPEN IMAGE" button changes to "OPEN COPY". ACR sends a copy of the file to PSE and you are less likely to overwrite the original Raw File.