Photoshop Elements 7: Automatically moving photos to My Pictures and why aren't my photos deleting from hard drive.

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Not sure if this is the correct place to place to post my question. I have been away from these forums for awhile and it seems like things have changed.

Here goes:

# 1: I am using Photoshop Elements 7. Is there a setting that will automatically put any edited photos into the "My Pictures" folder?

#2: Also, in the past when I deleted a photo from Photoshop Elements, and made sure to click the box for "also delete from hardisk" the photo would be removed from the "My pictures" folder. However, that is no longer the case. I keep checking the box to have the photo deleted from the hard disk, but it is still in the My Pictures folder.

Any suggestions for me? Thanks.
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1. When you edit an image, it is always placed where you save it. If you use the File>Save command, it always saves it over the original file, in the original location. If you use File>Save As, you get to choose new everything: name, file type, location. Save As defaults with the same settings, so you can simply change the location to the My Pictures folder. If you are talking about making quick edits in the Organizer, then this functions like a File>Save command, it saves it in the same location as the original (but slightly changes the name). There is no option to have it automatically save elsewhere.

2. If your images are not deleting from your hard drive when choosing to delete them from the Organizer, but this worked in the past, then something has changed. It is possible that the files are being protected in some way by a background process, either a new application you have installed or an update to an older one. Additionally, it could be a glitch in Elements. Try recreating the preferences, reinstalling, and/or working in a new catalog.