Elements: How do I find the catalog in Organiser 2020?

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I have bundle PSE and PE 2020 and yes, I got the useless organiser too, oh well..
I transfer media from HD for the very first project. I can work with it. When I try to use the same media for the any subsequent projects I cannot find the catalog it's in. If I try to transfer it again, i get message that it was not transferred because it's already in the catalog - make sense. The problem is I CANNOT FIND THIS DAMN CATALOG!!!  Is there a trick to find it? I almost ready to junk this whole thing, so frustrating. Never had this problem with Premier Pro CC 2015. I don't think it's me.
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Grig Gaten

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Agreed, I had same problem.  I deleted Organizer whihc was 2.5 gb.   Assumed at that size it must hold the CAt.   But I keep getting notice to reinstall update.  I called service and they said this version requires Organizer.  I'm looking for another program!
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Grig Gaten

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Okay, if the Organizer is part of the suite (let's call it that:)) can it at least work? Is there a way to re-install it? How did you delete it?
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According to https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/elements-organizer/using/creating-editing-catalogs.html , the location of the catalog is found under File / Manage Catalogs.

What do you mean when you say you can't find the catalog? By default, the PSE uses the given catalog until you choose another one (I've only ever used one).

Personally, the Organizer side of PSE is the main reason that I use the software!
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Grig Gaten

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Under File/Manage Catalogs I can manage them but not open the existing catalog to see the media files.. how do you open the catalog? I know, this question might sound stupid, but it just feels like a button to open the catalog is missing from the screen. I can't find a way to access the catalog... When I get home I will take a screenshot to show what I mean. And thank you for the link, I just glanced at it but will read it after i get off work tonight.
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When you open Photoshop Elements you should see three big buttons  labelled something like  Organizer, Photograph Editor and, optionally, Premiere Elements? (sorry if I'm vague, I working away from my home PC).

If you select Organizer that should open the application that displays the cataloged information to you. From there you can edit photographs, movies, etc. which in turn calls up either the Photo Editor or Premiere Elements? It's also in the organizer where you can import additional files, move them, tag them, etc.

The individual 'editors' have no knowledge of where files are stored - they don't refer to the catalog.
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It all sounds right, theoretically, but I cannot see any files that are supposedly in the catalog :(
Let me get some screenshots tonight so we don't guess. I have feeling we are talking about different screens or parts of the screen. Thank you for being willing to help, I appreciate it!  
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I have uninstalled both PSE and PE and cleaned up the registry. Than re-installed again and got my catalog back. There was a problem with the initial installation of the product and Adobe tech support had to remote to my pc to fix some files. Anyway, I am good now. Thank you everyone.