Adobe Photoshop Elements Crashes


Capture special movements with your loved ones, make top consumer-selling images, add stylish effects with Adobe Photoshop Elements. The digital image editing software allows modifying and organizing your digital pictures in a better way. If you’re encountering frequent crashes, we have come with solutions.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Restore Default Preferences

Preferences are program settings that determine the functionality of your program. Users can easily change preferences from the Preferences dialog box. Adobe Photoshop Elements crashes when these settings are misconfigured or incorrectly changed.

  1. Close Adobe Photoshop Elements.
  2. Click Start, expand Adobe and click Adobe Photoshop Elements.
  3. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Shift keys simultaneously.
  4. A new prompt will appear asking you to delete existing configurations and settings. Click Yes to confirm.

Delete Malfunctioning Plugins

Plugins are the components installed externally by users. Plugins add new functionalities to your software. The program loads your plugins from a particular directory mentioned below. There is a possibility that one or more plugins are not functioning correctly or they are incompatible.

  1. Exit the program, if it is open.
  2. Click File Explorer.
  3. Open the following directory:
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 10\Locales\<Locale>\Plug-Ins\Import-Export
  4. Select all plug-ins by pressing Ctrl + A.
  5. Move them to a different location.

Turn Off Auto-Analysis

Is your auto-analysis feature turned on? Disable it as shown below:

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Select Media-Analysis.
  3. Uncheck all boxes in the new dialog.
  4. Click OK.

Run in Compatibility Mode

You can fix this problem by configuring the application to run in limited functionality mode. Execute the application in previous Windows environment.

  1. Right-click the Adobe Photoshop Elements desktop shortcut.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility
  4. Check-up the box named Run this program in compatibility mode for.
  5. Select an earlier Windows version.
  6. Click Apply | OK.

Delete Temp App Data

You probably have seen a lot of junk files into the application data directory. Delete these files and re-start the application.

  1. Click File Explorer.
  2. Click the View
  3. Check-up Hidden items.
  4. Open the following directory:
    • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp
  5. Delete all the files.

Reinstall the Program

You must first uninstall Adobe Photoshop Elements and reinstall it again. Here’s how:

  1. Click Start, select Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. Click Apps & Features.
  4. Click Adobe Photoshop Elements and then click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the removal wizard.
  6. Reboot your computer after completion.
  7. Visit the Adobe Store and re-download and reinstall the program.


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