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Process name: Adobe Photoshop Elements File Agent

Product: Adobe Photoshop Elements

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Adobe Systems (adobe.com)

File: PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe


Installed with Adobe Photoshop, the Elements File Agent monitors changes in folder structure associated with your Photoshop default save locations. It runs in the background if the Photoshop Organizer is enabled and the Watch Folders option is checked. Photoshop Organizer allows you to arrange and sort your Photoshop products in a set way that is enforced by this process. Founded in 1982 in San Jose, California, Adobe Systems is best known for creating the Portable Document Format (PDF).http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/photoshopelementsfileagent.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe: based on 16 votes. Read also the 13 reviews.

  • 743 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe:
Annoying PhotoShop Element process that checks for device or files to add to its Image Library. I don't know how to deactivate it RAWBEAR
Listed as a service with XP pro can be disabled there. Used for some sort of file tracking. Dr No
file tracker for PhotoShop Element albums dave g
Just a program (service) to monitor files added to the adobe photo album
It gets installed with Photoshop Elements. You don't need it if you know how to manage your own files. Philip
It adds all of your pictures to an album in photoshop. Doesn't really help you at all, but if you like the idea then go for it. Nath
PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe is required for the proper functioning of watch folders. So, it auto-starts on each launch of application. For more info check link to the adobe forum.  See also: Link Hector
Its service Adobe Active File Monitor. Open windows services admin to disable it eiser
Why can't you kill this process. it keeps starting with the computer and it annoys me... Hung
It runs as a service. To deactivate it, just go to services (run services.msc) and look for 'Adobe Active File Monitor V5'. Set it to 'Manual' and then stop it. jaims
You can run "services.msc" and disable the "Adobe Active File Manager", either turn it to off or to Manual, that will keep it from starting up everytime you turn the computer on. The Sacred Phoenix
Used to tracks changes made to folders monitored by Adobe Photoshop Element's "Watch Folders" list in its options. If you chnage 'Adobe Active File Monitor' in the services.msc to manual, it won't start with windows, but PSE will no long watch folders either. I think if you tell PSE to not watch folders it goes off anyway.
If you use Photoshop Elements 7 or 8, this service provides your watch folders. Don't remove it if you want PSE to watch your folders. According to Adobe, the service is vulnerable to misuse by malware. They publish a fix in their support section. (See link below.) NOTE: To use the fix, you have to run the command prompt as an administrator. You can do that by right-clicking it on your start menu and choosing "run as administrator." To paste something into the command prompt window, right-click it and choose "paste."  See also: Link noŽ

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