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Jun 14, 2011 22:22 |  #1

What is the best way to avoid duplicates after reaching 9999 shots on your camera? Maybe a silly question but I know some of you have dealt with this before.

I like the continuous numbering but when I reach 9999 and have to go back to 1 it starts to duplicate files on my storage drive. Is there a better way than renaming them each time I import? That is starting to get old.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:28 |  #2

Why are you dumping thousands of images into the same folder? How do you ever find anything?


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Jun 14, 2011 22:29 |  #3

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Why are you dumping thousands of images into the same folder? How do you ever find anything?

I have always done it this way. I do have a system, but it's a long boring story. I have a system on the computer.

You think folders are the key? I have thought of that but I don't see how it will help now. The file name will still be the same.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:30 |  #4

I save everything to dated folders. Sometime I add extra info to the date, if location, subject or lens was an important item.

Breeze Downloader pro creates a date folder, then subfolder for each camera. Saves me a lot of time and trouble.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:32 |  #5

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I save everything to dated folders. Sometime I add extra info to the date, if location, subject or lens was an important item.

Breeze Downloader pro creates a date folder, then subfolder for each camera. Saves me a lot of time and trouble.

It sounds like I might want to get a better system once they are downloaded to the hard drive. The system I have now takes too much time. Thanks for the info!


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Jun 14, 2011 22:33 |  #6

You can have as many files with the same name as you want. They just have to be in different folders. Most editing software could care less as they keep track of where the file is, so same name files are not a problem.

If you don't shoot 10,000 in a year you can keep your same system, just break it up by year. If you shoot more than 10,000, just break it up by month.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:34 |  #7

Filenames only have to be unique within a given folder. You can have tons of "IMG_0001.CR2" files so long as they are all in different folders.

I sort into folders by date, and if there's more than one event on the same date I create sub folders for each event.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:37 |  #8

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Filenames only have to be unique within a given folder. You can have tons of "IMG_0001.CR2" files so long as they are all in different folders.

I sort into folders by date, and if there's more than one event on the same date I create sub folders for each event.

I understand this concept. It works great until one tries to copy a large number of files to a backup drive. Then Windows will create a message which states "there are 2 files with the same name....do you want to copy, replace, or delete" This happens even if they are in separate folders because Windows (and any other OS) is simply seeing the same file name.

Maybe a batch rename before doing a backup will work. I see what you mean with sub -folders. Thanks


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Jun 14, 2011 22:42 |  #9

My backup has no problems with it. I use sync toy 2. It simply makes a mirror and keeps the files in the respective folders. I have never gotten any warning.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:46 |  #10

There are several software apps that will rename your image files to something more unique than IMG_xxxx.CR2. Check out Downloader Pro, Image Ingester, and even EOS Utility.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:52 |  #11

Mark1 wrote in post #12595543 (external link)
My backup has no problems with it. I use sync toy 2. It simply makes a mirror and keeps the files in the respective folders. I have never gotten any warning.

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I think the OP is copying everything from multiple folders on their hard drive to one 'backup folder' on the external drive.

OP.. I think you'll find it a lot easier to folder/subfolder each event or date. And then back up all folders.


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Jun 14, 2011 22:58 |  #12

Mark1 wrote in post #12595543 (external link)
My backup has no problems with it. I use sync toy 2. It simply makes a mirror and keeps the files in the respective folders. I have never gotten any warning.

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I think the OP is copying everything from multiple folders on their hard drive to one 'backup folder' on the external drive.

OP.. I think you'll find it a lot easier to folder/subfolder each event or date. And then back up all folders.

Yea, with back-up software it works fine. I am talking about a simple copy from one drive to another. Sounds like there is no "in camera" answer so I will just use software. I was thinking I missed something easy.....Thanks everyone.


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Jun 14, 2011 23:05 |  #13

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Yea, with back-up software it works fine. I am talking about a simple copy from one drive to another. Sounds like there is no "in camera" answer so I will just use software. I was thinking I missed something easy.....Thanks everyone.

Just drag and drop the folder/folders.
The duplicate numbers shouldn't make any difference if they are not in the same folder to begin with.


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Jun 14, 2011 23:19 |  #14

Subfolders. 01 for 1-9999, 02 for 10001-19999, 03 for 20001-29999, and so on.


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Jun 14, 2011 23:35 |  #15

why not make a folder for the first 10,000 and a folder for the second 10,000


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