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How can I restore the categorical information that Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) has for all pictures after reinstalling Adobe Photoshop Elements on a new computer?

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How can I restore the categorical information that Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) has for all pictures after reinstalling Adobe Photoshop Elements on a new computer?

My old Windows XP computer had Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) installed on it.

I used the Windows Easy Transfer utility to copy all files and settings from my old Windows XP 32-bit computer onto my new Windows 7 64-bit computer.

On my old Windows XP 32-bit computer, Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) had complete categories for my pictures (such as if the pictures were 1 Star, 2 Star, 5 Star, etc.) and I also had names and other descriptions for all of my pictures so that I could easily find the pictures I was looking for.

After reinstalling the Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) program on my new Windows 7 64-bit computer, all of this extra categorical information no longer exists.

None of my 55,000 pictures are classified like they used to be.

I'm hoping that it will be easy to transfer all of this Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (Editor) categorical information from my old Windows XP computer onto my new Windows 7 64-bit computer.

How can this be done?
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I think the official name for this categorical database is the "Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Catalog".
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The tag information etc is contained in the image files themselves, in the EXIF data
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I have already had Adobe Photoshop Elements find all of the photos on the new Windows 7 64-bit OS computer.

The only information that shows up is the date that the pictures were originally taken.

Are there any other Adobe Photoshop Elements files, database files, or registry entries that will contain all of this catalog information?

If so, what are the names of these files?
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Adobe Photoshop 3 has an option to backup the catalog.

Once the catalog is backed up (to a single file) it can then be imported within Adobe Photoshop 3 that is installed on another computer.
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My solution is the only one that works.
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