Photoshop Elements Pics are locked to incorrect path...
Posted on 2011-10-10
I think I need a way to reset the tags or properties of My Phoshop Elements 8.0 app. A large amount of my photos are showing a path to a computer and a folder that doesn't exist on our workgroup anymore. I suppose Element skeeps a temp/cache/auxiliary copy of photos on the local drive, otherwsie I shouldn't be able to view the pictures as they are labeled in the properties.
We used to have photos save to another workgroup computer. That computer has been renamed, and the photos have been moved into My Pictures on the current computer. Elements is still locked into the old path mapping. If I select to view the properties of a photo, it still shows a path to a computer name that no longer even exists on our workgroup.
I do have a backup copy of the photos, but I don't know if the tags are present on that copy of the photos folders. I would like to preserve the tags on the current pics, but since the photos are mapped incorrectly, and the program is not working properly (slow/delayed browsing, low-definition, etc.) I need to reset the folder library, regardless of the tagging, if it needs to be deleted along with the old photo cache.
Very confused here, but hopefully someone will know about how Elements works and stores and can help us out.