Elements 14: Importing tags loses structure

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I upgraded fro Elements 12 to Elements 14. All of the Tags were imported into a Keyword Category "Imported Keyword Tags". The keyword structure I had previously is gone. I am unable to relocate tags into the "people", "Places", and "Events " categories and their sub-folders. Is there a way to restructure the Tags file?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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The good procedure to migrate to a newer Elements version is to use the backup and restore process:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html
that lets you recover everything you had in your old catalog.
- Re-importing is never recommended. Even if you have 'saved metadata to  files', you won't recover albums, stacks, version sets or creations.
- To be sure that the 'imported keywords' do not fall in the common category, you have to save your keyword structure into a text file, and import that text file in the organizer before importing the files again.
- It seems that even if you use that option, PSE14 has a bug which does not recognize the restored hirarchical structure...
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/elements-organizer-14-does-not-use-the-existi...
- I don't use the new tabs (people, places and events) but for 'normal' keywords, it's always possible to reassign them individually or by selected batches.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Edit:
The bug seems corrected in Elements Organizer 15.
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The single word answer from above is "manually".  You will reorganize your organizer, but why?  Keep it simple.  Folders and categories are the same.  Keep your files in a central folder to access from anywhere.  When upgrading a computer, pull your files through a network cable.  Why make things hard?   
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No. Definitively no.
The single word is to backup and restore the catalog(s).
That takes care of your catalogs and pictures library(ies). By the way, even if your pictures are not under a central folder (not a good idea...) the backup process also takes care of that.

If you are happy with a simplistic folders hierarchy, good for you. It's your choice, and users with moderate organization requirements like keywords and categories want a catalog organization. Obviously that is the case of the original poster.

"pull your files through a network cable" is something making things hard.

And most importantly, the backup and restore process is also necessary if your original drive is no longer available or working.
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