Photoshop Elements: PSE 9 Organizer keeps checking all drives - performance issue

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For some unknown reason, Elements 9 Organizer keeps checking my floppy drive when I change the display to "folder location". It also happens when changing other options or saving files. This is slow and noisy.

Yes, I still have a floppy drive in my system.
No, I almost never use it.

How do I tell organizer 9 that it should not do this?
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richard werbin

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Posted 7 years ago

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Ken

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Unknown reason? You're asking Organizer to show the folders on all connected drives! Why shouldn't it check the floppy drive?

You can use File...Watch Folders to ensure that Organizer isn't monitoring the floppy in the background for any added images, but that's about it.
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richard werbin

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Organizer actually checks to see if there is a floppy disk in the drive by trying to read it an moving the heads. It is noisy and slow. Organizer does not need to do this until I actively click on a: to see if there are files there. Windows explorer doesn't do this.

There ought to be some way to tell Organizer to ignore the floppy drive.
I suppose I could disable it in the bios or open the case and unplug it.
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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Organizer tries to create the folder tree structure and that's why it tries to read floppy drive. There is no way to ignore it in E9.

- Ankur
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richard werbin

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Ankur,
Does E10 behave differently than E9 as far as the floppy drive is treated?

The reality is that almost no one would store photo files on a floppy drive.
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Ankur Agrawal, Employee

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E10 also checks all folders and drives to create the folder tree.

- Ankur