Elements: Taking a Lot of CPU, Even After Exit. Generating Thumbnail Loop?

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generating thumbnail does not stop even when exit and taking a lot of CPU
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David Whitehouse

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Elements? What OS/version?
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Vaishali, Employee

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Generating Thumbnails happen only when the application exe is running. You can try quitting the exe from the task manager and launch again to see if the problem persists.

If you are using PSE version lower than version 11, you may try turning OFF the preferences for Media analysis from Edit>preferences>Media Analysis.

Could you please tell how huge is your catalog. If you have lots of raw files, it may take a bit of time to generate the thumbnails for the imported media.