Brugerhåndbog Annuller

Back up or restore catalogs | Elements Organizer 15 and earlier versions

  1. Elements Organizer User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What is Elements Organizer?
    2. What's new in Elements Organizer
    3. System requirements | Elements Organizer
    4. Workspace basics
    5. Importing media in bulk
    6. Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Workspace basics
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Use Media view to manage photos and videos
    4. Keys for editing photos
    5. Keys for finding photos
    6. Keys for viewing photos
    7. Using Elements Organizer and Adobe Premiere Elements together
    8. Selecting country or region
  4. Importing media files
    1. Importing media from cameras and card readers
    2. Importing media in bulk
    3. Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only)
    4. Importing photos from scanners (Windows only)
    5. Importing media from files and folders
  5. Viewing and fixing media files
    1. Use Media view to manage photos and videos
    2. View video and full-screen images
    3. Grouping photos in version sets
    4. Fixing photos in Elements Organizer
    5. Fixing photos and videos using other applications
    6. Auto-curate your best photos
  6. Marking places, faces, and events
    1. Adding and managing place (location) data
    2. Marking faces and organizing media in People view
    3. Adding and managing event data
    4. Creating event stacks using Smart Events
  7. Managing catalogs, folders, and albums
    1. Creating albums and album categories
    2. Editing albums and album categories
    3. Create and edit catalogs in Elements Organizer
    4. Back up or restore catalogs | Elements Organizer 2018
    5. Tag your media
    6. Using Smart Tags
    7. Creating and editing Saved Searches
    8. Back up or restore catalogs | Elements Organizer 15 and earlier versions
    9. Troubleshooting catalog issues
  8. Searching photos and videos
    1. Using Enhanced Search
    2. Using the Find menu
    3. Finding media files by keyword tags
    4. Search options to find media
    5. Searching for media files
    6. Finding media files using Timeline
  9. Creating photo projects
    1. Elements Organizer projects overview
    2. Slideshows
    3. Creating photo calendar
    4. Creating slide shows (Windows only) | Elements 12
  10. Creating video projects
    1. Create instant movies and video stories
    2. Viewing video projects
  11. Printing, sharing, and exporting
    1. Printing photos
    2. Sending photos and media files by email
    3. Email photos as PDF file
    4. Share videos
    5. Export photos
    6. Share photos using online services
    7. Set e-mail preferences

Learn how to back up or restore your catalogs in Elements Organizer 15 and earlier versions.


The functionality and interface of this feature have been modified in Elements Organizer 2018. The corresponding article for Elements Organizer 2018 is available at this link.

You can create the backup to free space on your computer by moving the media files to another drive on your computer or a shared network. Elements Organizer lets you take full backup and incremental backup of your catalog. The filename for the backup is Backup.tly.  

Full backup backs up all the media files of your catalog at once. When you back up your catalog for the first time, you have to take a full backup.

Incremental backup backs up modified and newly added media files to the last backup. For incremental backups, ensure that you have the media that contains the last complete backup.

Tips and pointers for backing up catalogs

Before you proceed to back up a catalog, ensure that you have noted the following information.

  • It’s best to back up to an external hard drive.

    While taking the catalog backup, Elements Organizer renames the files with alphanumeric codes. This renaming prevents multiple files with the same name in the same backup folder. However, Elements Organizer restores the names when you restore the files.

  • To burn selected photos onto a CD or DVD for playback on computers or multiple DVD players, see Publish a slide show (Windows only).

  • When you finish, it’s a good idea to label any removable media, such as a memory card with the name and date of the backup sessions. 

Back up a catalog

  1. If you have multiple catalogs, open the catalog you want to back up.

  2. Select File > Backup Catalog.

  3. If a dialog box appears asking if you want to reconnect missing files, do one of the following:

    • Click Reconnect to check for missing files. If you clicked Reconnect, and missing files are found, the Reconnect Missing Files dialog box appears and prompts you to reconnect the missing files.

    • Click Continue to proceed with backing up files. Elements Organizer automatically performs a recover procedure.


    If you choose to continue with the backup despite disconnected items,restoring this backup set yields a catalog with the items disconnected.

  4. In step 1 of the Backup wizard, select one of the following options, and click Next:

    Full Backup

    Creates a copy of the entire catalog and all the photo files, video files, audio clips, PDFs, projects, and other related files. Choose this option at least the first time you back up your files.

    Incremental Backup

    Creates a copy of the catalog, all new or modified media files, PDFs, projects, and other related files since the last full or incremental backup.

  5. In step 2 of the Backup wizard, set the following options, and then click Save Backup:

    • From the Select Destination Drive list, select the CD, DVD, or hard drive to which you want to burn the items.

    • Type a name for the backup session in the Name textbox, or accept the default name.

    • If you select a CD or DVD drive, choose a speed for burning the items. The highest possible speed for your drive and CD/DVD media is chosen by default. If that speed doesn’t work, try progressively lower speeds until you find one that works.

    • If you select a hard drive, Backup Path specifies where the files are backed up on an internal hard drive or network hard drive. To change the location, click Browse, and select another location.

    • If you’re making an incremental backup, Previous Backup File is used to determine what has changed since the last backup, if any. To browse to another previous backup file, click Browse, and select another file.

  6. After Elements Organizer calculates the size and estimated time needed for the backup, click Save Backup. If you selected a CD or DVD drive, you are prompted to insert writable CDs or DVDs as needed.

  7. If you’re making an incremental backup, locate or insert the media containing the last full backup, or incremental backup, and follow the on‑screen directions.

    As each CD or DVD is burned, Elements Organizer lets you verify the disc. Although verifying is time-consuming, ensure that the discs are created correctly.

Restore a catalog

When you restore a catalog that has been backed up, the contents of the backup catalog are recreated on your computer. Among other uses, restoring from a catalog helps you retrieve lost files, or move files around computers.

For example, use the Backup command to copy everything onto a writable CD or DVD. Then use the Restore command to place the files from the CD or DVD onto the other computer.


Backup/Restore using CD/DVD is not supported on Mac OS.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • If you backed up to removable media, such as a CD or DVD, insert it into your computer.

    • If you backed up to an external hard drive, make sure that it’s connected to your computer.

  2. Select File > Restore Catalog.

  3. In Restore From, specify where the files to restore are located:

    • Select CD/DVD if your backup files are on either of these media. If necessary, use the Select Drive menu to choose the drive with the CD or DVD.


    If you are restoring files from a CD or DVD with multisession backup files, use the Select Drive list to select your most recent backup.

    • Select Hard Drive/Other Volume if your backup files are on your hard disk or other removable media, such as a flash drive. Click the Browse button to locate the backup file to restore.
  4. Specify a location for the restored catalog and files:

    • Select Original Location to restore your catalog, photos, video files, PDFs, projects, and audio clips to their original locations.


    The Original Location Option is not available in the Windows Application Store version of Photoshop Elements.

    • Select New Location to restore the catalog and images to a new drive or folder. Click Browse to select a location. Select Restore Original Folder Structure to preserve the hierarchy of the folders and subfolders that contain your catalog, photos, video files, PDFs, projects, and audio clips.

    If you selected Restore From CD/DVD, Elements Organizer prompts you if more than one disc is required to restore a catalog. Follow the onscreen instructions, which differ depending on whether you’re restoring a single backup set or a single backup set plus one or more incremental back ups.

  5. Click Restore.

Restore a catalog from a previous Windows version on Mac OS

  • Restore the catalog from the previous Windows version in the current Windows version of Elements Organizer. The catalog is converted to a format compatible with the current version, and a conversion complete message is displayed.

  • In the current Windows version, back up the catalog that you restored.

  • In Mac OS, restore the backup file (.tly) in Elements Organizer.


Få hjælp hurtigere og nemmere

Ny bruger?

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX

14-16. oktober i Miami Beach og online

Adobe MAX


14-16. oktober i Miami Beach og online

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX

14-16. oktober i Miami Beach og online

Adobe MAX


14-16. oktober i Miami Beach og online