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Run Photoshop Elements 6 under a non-admin account Apps
Version 6.0 of Adobe's Photoshop Elements still has problems when running under non-admin accounts. On my computer, none of the effects or layer styles would appear in the Effects palette. It appears that PSE6 needs to write to a file called MediaDatabase.db3 in order to load the effects. Allowing write access to this file for non-admin users fixed my problem.

To fix the permissions, run the following command in Terminal while logged into an admin account, and enter your password when prompted: Note that if your copy of PSE6 is not set to US English, then you will need to change en_US to the appropriate folder name.
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Run Photoshop Elements 6 under a non-admin account
Authored by: diamondsw on Apr 22, '08 08:53:39AM

Even more evidence that Adobe doesn't have a clue - heck, stuff like that wouldn't even work under Vista with UAC. Nevermind how horrid their "installer" is for Photoshop Elements, and what they've done to the interface.

And yes, I bought it. And regret it. :(

As for that line of script above, you could just replace "en_US" with an asterisk (*) and it will work for all languages.



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Run Photoshop Elements 6 under a non-admin account
Authored by: rafa espada on Apr 22, '08 10:19:20PM

I have the same problem with Indesign... thanks...

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Run Photoshop Elements 6 under a non-admin account
Authored by: ithos67 on May 14, '08 08:36:23AM

Thanks for the hint, but I have a question.

If two users are running PE6 at the same time, will there be a conflict in gaining write access to that file?



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Run Photoshop Elements 6 under a non-admin account
Authored by: dilettante on Dec 21, '08 10:41:40AM

This did not work at first for me - discovered I had to allow write access to the folder "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Photoshop Elements/6.0/Locale/en_US/" also. That did the trick.



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