ELEMENTS 12 Organizer "Error applying keyword tag(s)" After Catelog Backup

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After running a "successful" catalog backup in Elements Organizer 12 all attempts to assign a category to media, whether new or existing, results in the following error "Error applying keyword tag(s)." Win XP SP3.

Immediately before executing the catalog backup everything worked just fine. After the catalog backup every attempt to assign media to a category fails with the same (above) error.

I have a fairly large media collection, about 9000 media files, nearly all are jpeg at medium to high resolution. The backup seemed to take a very long time to complete; nearly nearly 5 hours.

So much for "upgrading" to Elements 12.
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Alice Tumblin

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Posted 5 years ago

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Vaishali, Employee

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Please create a new album in the new restored catalog and try applying the tags/albums post that. It is a workaround to this known problem.

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I also have this problem and I am using PSE 12.1. I created a new album and applied a tag with no issue. However, when I try to place the photos in an album I get the error.

I am sooooo frustrated with PSE and I keep having one problem after another. Its a horrible program and very buggy.