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Old organizer bug: promote a subcategory to a category.

Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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This bug has been present since about PSE15.

It has been discussed recently in two distinct scrapbooking forums.

- it's very easy to drag a category over another one, changing it to a subcategory in the keywords panel.

- The solution was before to use the 'edit' menu choice for the subcategory and to choose the parent category as 'None - change to a category'. Unfortunately that no longer works.

 

I have no idea why the bug has never been corrected since that time; there may be some technical issue but in that case, the suggested solution should not been kept.

 

The workaround I have given is:

"

My workkaround tested with my Food category:
- I created a new category with a similar name (Foods instead of food)
- I selected all the keywords in the Food subcategory by highlighting the names, not the checkboxes; then dragged them into Foods
- Same for the subcategories of food. You can shift click to select all then drag.
After checking that Food was empty, I deleted it.

I highly recommend to work on a catalog folder copy for safety."

 

I'll report this also in the feedback forum, where you can add your vote if you are concerned by that bug.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop-elements/elements-old-organizer-bug-promote-a...

 

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