Want to wipe drive and reinstall PSE 9 & 11 ???

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I want to wipe my pc drive. I have Pse 9 & 11 on the drive, How should I go about backing up my catalog and deactivating 9 & 11 and doing a re install
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Peter Montante

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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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Hi Peter,

Here's how you could go about the transfer before the hard drive wipe. 
1. Locate your catalog files (.psecatalog file) and back them up.  https://helpx.adobe.com/elements-organizer/using/creating-editing-catalogs.html#locating_the_catalog...
2. Deactivate PSE 9 and 11 - https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activate-deactivate-products.html#Deactivateanapp
3. Redownload the installers after format: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/photoshop-elements-downloads.html

That should be all you need to do.
Let us know if you run into trouble.

Regards
Pete