I recently got a new machine and made the mistake of assuming my keywords panel was synced to preferences stored in Adobe Cloud. After doing some research it seemns that is not the case. Either that or my recent update to Bridge 2021 (v11.01.109) seems to have eliminated years-worth of my hierarchical keyword cataloging. My old machine was a work laptop and has since been wiped, so restoring the .xml file seems out of the question but I attached a screenshot of what's in my Adobe Bridge Application Support folders.
Fortunatley, the keywords are still tagged in the metadata of each photo, so I'm hoping there might be a workaround. Maybe there's a way to export the data into a list that I can re-import to Bridge? I don't even know where to begin, this sucks.
Any and all suggestions would be welcome. Thanks everyone.
Have a look here:
On the Mac OS, the location of the Adobe Bridge Keywords.xml will be similar to:
/Users/loggedinusername/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Bridge CC 2015/Adobe Bridge Keywords.xml
Mac users should simply replace “loggedinusername” and “Bridge CC 2015” with the appropriate user name and version of Bridge.
On MS Windows, the path to the Adobe Bridge Keywords.xml will be similar to:
C:\Users\Loggedinusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Bridge CC 2015\Adobe Bridge Keywords.xml
MS Windows users should replace the “Loggedinusername” and “Bridge CC 2015” with the appropriate user name and version of Bridge. It should be noted that the AppData directory may be a hidden folder for some users.
Select all of your keyworded files and convert each keyword to persistent.
Total lifesaver there. Thanks for the quick fix!
To make a keyword persistent, right click it and choose Make Persistent from the dropdown menu.