Moving ELEMENTS to a new PC

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I have ~40k photos in My Pictures folder, but have only ~30k in the Photoshop catalog. If I use the move command to transfer the catalog and photos to a new PC, what happens to the remaining 10k? Would I have to manually sort them out of the MyPictures folder and copy them individually?

Is it not possible to copy the catalog and My Pictures folders to the new PC, then redirect Photoshop to see the new location? (The old and new computers have different names so the folder hierarchy is different.)
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Photoshop doesn't have a catalog.
Are you confusion Photoshop with Lightroom or Elements (which do have catalogs)?
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You're correct. I'm referencing Photoshop Elements 10 catalog.