Elements 2018: Reset Face Analysis untagged all my manually assigned People tags

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My Elements catalog had People tags I assigned manually over many years. I recently upgraded to Elements 2018 and (of course) the automatic face analysis was enabled by default.  I do not want the overhead of automatic tagging so I turned it off. I also hit Reset Face Analysis as I assumed this would remove ONLY the Face Analysis results.  Bad idea! Reset Face Analysis untagged all my MANUALLY assigned People tags. (Actually a few tags survived because Elements crashed during the Reset Face Analysis but most of the damage was done.)

There is indeed a note on the options screen saying that Reset will delete People "stacks" but it does not explicitly say it will undo all manually tagging of people. This text must be improved as a bare minimum.

I'm not happy about this as I fear I will have to review my 12000 photos and retag all the people.

I do have a backup catalog that is a month old. Is there any way I can restore from that backup just the photos that have people tags and bring them into my current catalog again?

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Andrew Millard

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