Elements: 11 Organizer: Incremental backup destination requires a mapped drive letter

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Photoshop Elements 11 Organizer - Catalog Backup bug

When doing a Full backup, you can choose the backup destination by clicking on Network\Computer\Share\Location so the destination path becomes \\Computer\Share\Folder.

However this does NOT work for Incremental backup. If you choose Network\Computer\Share\Location for the Incremental backup, and then
Network\Computer\Share\Location for the previous backup, the "Save Backup" button remains greyed out.

So, for Incremental backups, BOTH the destination and previous locations must be on the local C: drive, or on a mapped network drive with a drive letter assigned (ie: P:)

This is inconsistent behavior, and I have spent several hours trying to figure out why I can not do an Incremental backup. Even in a training tutorial on PSE11, they demonstrate a FULL backup by using the \\Network\Computer\Share method, but they never demonstrated doing it that way for an Incremental backup. This was misleading and caused me several hours of frustration...
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Tom Wowianko

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Matt Mullins

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I am having this same problem. Did you ever find a way to make it work with a network path?