how to remove keywords from a "Mother keyword"

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guido.coza

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Hello all. For what ever reason, I must have pressed by accident "put all new keywords inside ...." instead of "delete"!!!!
Now I am sitting with nearly 1000 pictures and keywords inside a keyword where they should not be. If I try to delete the "top" keyword, it warns me that
"It contains additional keywords which will also be deleted. Those keywords will be removed from any photos which use them."
How do I get this fixed. As soon as I choose "keywords &containing keywords" in the keyboarding dropdown menu, I can't edit the keyword list. If I only have "keywords" the "mother" keyword does not show.
Please help, this is more than just frustrating, Please!
 
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You can drag & drop a subkeyword out of the parent in the keyword list.
 

guido.coza

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Hello Johan
What happened was there was a duplicate keyword tag in the Parent keyword that existed "outside" aswell. How this is possible I do not know. the keyword in the parent had no pics associated though. As soon as I deleted the 3 "duplicates" I could move them all as I though and you suggested. Thanks again for your help
 
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