PSE 13 on W7 (all MS updates). I have 30+ catalogs backed up from an iMac on an external drive. I have restored those catalogs many times onto the W7 machine. (In fact, that's how they got there in the first place.) Today when I tried to restore I got an error message that began "Elements Organizer found an error writing the catalog" and went on to suggest that I update my disk to the latest firmware. Not helpful because (a) it didn't say which disk, the external drive where the backup resides or the internal drive where I am restoring, and (b) all my drives work fine and one catalog did restore without the error.
Anyone know what this error message really means? Why have I been able to restore backups to my W7 machine for almost 2 years and suddenly they don't work?
Details: I get this error whether I am restoring a catalog that exists on the W7 machine or a new one to that machine. One serious annoyance (separate from the annoyance of not being able to restore) is that if I'm restoring a catalog with some photos already on the W7 machine it correctly identifies that some files already exist and asks if I want to overwrite them. If I click "No to All" then it leaves the originals where they are and creates new files (in the same folders) with "-1", "-2", etc. appended to the filename (depending on how many times I have restored that catalog). If I click "Yes to All" and expect that all the files will be written over and so retain their names -- that works for the first folder of files. Every other folder is treated the same as if I had clicked "No to All", which means most of my files are written again with the "-1" appendage and Adobe has wasted a lot of my disk space.