Elements: Where are the Catalog files?

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Where can I find the catalog file(s) for Elements 7 running on an XP system?
What is the file .ext I should be looking for?
Can I use these files with my Elements 9 database?

I have a new computer running Windows 7. I have copied all my photos (apt. 3K pics) for a backup of my old dead PC. I would like to re-establish my catalogs so I do not have to start from scratch.
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The Photoshop Elements catalogs for Elements 7 on Windows XP are stored, by default, here: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\Catalogs. There you will find a folder with the same name as your catalog, as seen in Elements Organizer. Bring the entire folder over from your old computer to your new one. Place it here: C:\Program Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\Catalogs

The file extension for the catalog depends on the version it is from. For Elements 7, that extension is "pse7db".

You cannot use the catalog from Elements 7 in Elements 9 directly (Elements 9 will only open catalogs with the extension "pse9db"). You need to convert the catalog from version 7 to version 9. To do this, open Elements 9 Organizer. Go to File>Catalog. In the Catalog Manager, click Convert. Choose your catalog from the list and click Convert.