How to transfer catalog and albums from elements 13 on Windows 7 to new computer with Windows 8.1

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The laptop using Windows 7 failed. I have a backup of elements 13 catalog plus a separate independent copy of all files.

I have installed a new laptop under Windows 8.1. Elements 13 has been installed. All files have been independently copied to the laptop.

What is best process to follow to recreate the catalogue together with my albums and projects under Windows 8.1?
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The backup/restore process in the organizer is specifically available for this common situation:
It appears that you have only copied your picture files, not your catalogs, which means you can't recover your catalogs.
- to know where your catalogs are kept on your computer, use the menu Help / System information.
- If you import your files in a new catalog of the new computer, you may be able to recover tags, captions and ratings, but only if you have used the option in the File menu to Write metadata to files.