Elements: Recovering Keyword tags

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I have Photoshop 6. Windows upgraded to 8.1 and I had to re-install Photoshop. Most of my keyword tags are now missing. Is there anyway to recover them? I also upgraded to Photoshop 13 to see if that would help but it did not. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I have thousands of pictures to go thru.
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Keyword tags and albums are saved in catalogs.
The only way to recover your tags is to find your PSE6 catalog.
Depending on how you migrated to Windows 8.1, you may be able to find it.
First make sure the explorer is set to 'show hidden files'.
Then do a search for a file named 'catalog.pse6db'.
If you find it, the catalog is the folder containing that file.
From PSE13, using the catalog manager, you can browse to that folder and click on the 'convert' button. That should create a new catalog from the old one, in the new PSE13 format.