I am working through my photos in the Organizer (nearly 44,000), making occasional alterations and re-saving using the same file name etc so that it is replaced. In the past the new version overwrote the original version and inherited the original tags. Now when I save the altered file the tags are no longer attached. When I search for Untagged files I can find the new version but I have to re-tag it and also individually delete the original version. I think something is wrong but I don't know what. It is making tidying up rather time-consuming and extremely frustrating.
Is there a way I can get the organizer to work as it used to?
I'm still working on external hard drive photos and realise that when I'm saving the altered pictures they aren't overwriting but saving them in another part of the drive ie making a second copy despite me clicking on the replace original option. I'm now having to go back over everything I've done, manually move the file into the correct folder and remove the original version.
I've come to the conclusion that it is something to do with the photos being stored on an external drive. When I go through the same process for photos on the C Drive they are replaced immediately.
When everything is working as it should, being on an external drive, or even a remote network location, should behave the same as work that is done on the native drive(s).
I am going to make a wild guess that you have acquired a glitch in Windows that is causing this behavior; and, if so, about the only cure would be a clean install.
One way to check = perform the work on a few images using a different program not within Elements or the Organizer and see if the problem remains.
Elements 7 ~~~ 64-bit Windows 7
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.