Elements 11 Organizer creates and leaves temporaty files.

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I'm using Photoshop Elements 11 Organizer and Adobe Bridge CS6 often concurrently. Generally I'm using Bridge just as a way to double check that organizer is displaying all the files that are in the collection -- there have been many times when I found discrepancies. I like usign PSE Organizer to add captions and tags to my images. Continuing on, if I have Bridge open to the same folder as PSE Organizer and I do an "Add captions ..." operation to a group of files selected in the Organizer, then there is a very good chance that PSE Organizer will rename one or more files to OriginalFileName_edTMP-1.extension, that is it adds "_edTMP-1" to the file name and leaves the renamed file in the directory rather than completing the update and returning the file(s) to their original name. In most cases my original files are Nikon .nef files with .xmp sidecar files, but I've also seen this happen with .psd files. The .nef files are generally large, averaging 35 Mb per .nef image and the .psd files are usually over 100 Mb. If PSE Organizer and Bridge are open to different folders then Organizer does not leave the renamed file. Thus I would suggest that there may be a logical threading error or the possibility that a function call does not check all the possibilities for "abnormal" return codes in PSE Organizer such that it does not consider that another application may be monitoring the folder and also opening the files or directory, which is what Bridge does when it discovers that a file has changed (the addition of a caption changes the file contents.) As Organizer temporarily renames the files, Bridge see that and resorts the contents displayed in its window. This was also a defect in PSE 10 Organizer .
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Bill Junk

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  • frustrated because it has cost me a lot of time to restore the file names.

Posted 6 years ago

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