I want to delete my backup catalog (356gb!) but can't find a way to do that using PSE 2020. Is it safe to simply delete the files using windows explorer? Also, When I select manage catalogs, it only show 1 cat called "my catalog 1". When I goto help/system info, it shows Current Catalog:
Catalog Cache Size: 3.2GB But when using windows explorer, I show 3 catalogs in that location called My catalog, my catalog 1, and my catalog 1 1 . Are these old catalogs and can I delete them (other than the "my catalog 1") ? Is all info for my pse2020 saved in my catalog 1? Hopefully there's a catalog guru who can help.. Thanks, Roger
But when using windows explorer, I show 3 catalogs in that location called My catalog, my catalog 1, and my catalog 1 1 . Are these old catalogs and can I delete them (other than the "my catalog 1") ? Is all info for my pse2020 saved in my catalog 1?
The catalog manager in the organizer displays catalogs, and catalogs are folders containing the databases and assets to organize your photo/videos, but they don't contain any photo/video, only links to their real location on the drive. You are mentioning 3 catalogs located in the default location for those folders. "My Catalog" is the current one The two other ones are catalogs from older Elements versions which have been already converted. Just have a look at the dates for the 'catalog.pseXXdb' database file, you'll see when they have been last accessed. The XX in the .pseXXdb tells you the element database version: - .pse15db is for PSE15 - .pse16db is for PSE2018 - .pse17db is for PSE2019 and so on. You can delete catalog folders from the organizer, provided you have a different catalog in use. Or you can delete those catalogs from the Explorer.
It's good to know that catalogs must not be on default location, they can be nearly anywhere else, they are shown in 'custom' location. You can copy or move catalog folders from the Explorer. The catalog manager only allows moving catalogs from custom to default location.