I've never claimed to be the tech-e-ist, but maybe claim to be the most improved...
I've had a ton of recent computer issues.
... and some of the issues were with ACDSee. When I decided to undertake the task the other day and 'start over'....
After my catalog was in place. [yes I started tagging my old fashioned way]
I went into Windows 7 > search in the upper right corner - a tagged word from my catalog in ACDSee
my 'test' was "flowers" ...[well duh, most designers have some...]
I let it do its thing....
Ctrl+A to select all....dragged the entire chunk to "flowers" nested under digital elements in my ACDSee catalog...
and guess what??
They were all there!
IF I click on one of the flowers and select "go to file"....whooooo - hooooo!!! takes me to the kit on my hard drive!!
At present not all the metadata is embedded [but then again, if I went the slow way it would not be there yet either...]
Now, here is a disclaimer....IF a designer chose to name items in their kits as elements 1, 2, 3, etc [not a great idea in my opinion, but I'm not in charge...] this will not work.
Anyhow, I will sleep better tonight.