Elements Organizer: Sync Albums, Categories, sub-Categories, and Keyword Tags between desktop and laptop

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I have organiser on my desktop and laptop and try to keep them in sync . I add to keywords when i am in the field and when i transfer the pictures and update the desktop that is fine. If i make changes on the desk top eg adding new keyword or changing the spelling i want that back on the laptop. I currently double key !!
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It should work in both directions. Elements doesn't see one computer as primary or anything like that, thus putting one in charge and forcing this kind of workflow. Do you have identical sync settings on both the Laptop and Desktop?
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I only want to sysnc the ketwords catagories and albums and NOT the pictures as i have 4 albums each containing over 20000 images
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If I am understanding you correctly, you want just the keywords, not attached to any images, and a bunch of empty Albums? Can do.

In the Albums panel, click the Green Plus icon. Select "Save Albums to File". Choose all Albums or just some.

In the Keywords panel, click the Green Plus icon. Select "Save Keyword Tags to File". Choose all Tags or just some.

In your new, blank catalog in the new version of the software, click the Green Plus in Albums and choose "From File". Click the Green Plus in Keyword Tags and choose "From File".
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Thanks for this. I have spent several phone calls and hours on the phone with the support people who did not give this to me as a solution and told me it was impossible.

Thanks and have a good christmas

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