How to Number Photo files in a folder consectively?

November 13, 2014 at 05:25:58
Specs: Windows 7
After editing photos and also the viewing order in Picasa3,when i export them to a USB the viewing order is changed.

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#1
November 13, 2014 at 07:09:58
That's because Picasa is not the real world. Photo's are files and will follow the Windows 7 sort order. The default is alphabetical. If you append 01-, 02- ,03- etc ahead of each of the saved files (in the order required) this will sort them out.

Unfortunately some wizard in MS decided to incorporate auto sort in Windows 7 onwards (rather than sort on refresh or a new access) and with no way of stopping it. This doesn't make things easy because files fly into their new positions as soon as they are renamed. If you are interested I can give you a link to a free file manager with an option to turn off auto-sort.

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#2
November 13, 2014 at 08:22:19
Hello Derek I had just finished a reply , and was submitting it to you , when my e-mail service crashed in.So i do not know if you will have received it

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#3
November 13, 2014 at 10:30:39
Pity, no - we only received the one about the email crashing in.

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#4
November 14, 2014 at 07:45:38
Hi Derek,here we go again.I thought there was a simple system whereby if you highlighted all the files (ctrl+A),and then numbered the first one all the other files would follow 01,02,03,etc.Unfortunately i do not know how to do this.Someone suggested www.smartsheet.com,but i could not get on with it.It seemed to commercial to me .I would like to try your suggestion free file manager.Thankyou.

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#5
November 14, 2014 at 09:53:34
No simple system I've ever run into. Ctrl+A highlights all files of-course but there's no sort option. Keep watching though, just in case after all these years I've missed something - someone would be bound to pipe up.

I use this portable file manager (not sure what website I got it from):
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id...
It's ages since I installed it but from memory I think the download exe is a self extracting zip, which makes a suitable folder with its contents and you then run it from the exe file. Because its portable you can block move it's program folders and files elsewhere if they do not end up in a convenient location. It does not "install" in the usual sense of the word - if you don't want it just delete its files.

You stop the auto-sort like this:
Tools > Options > Window Tab. Uncheck "Automatically re-sort contents after moving/copying etc". What you do there is of-course is reflected in Windows Explorer, and you can copy/paste between them too.

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#6
November 15, 2014 at 07:43:03
Hi Derek,Will certainly give it a try , and download the portable file manger,and let you know how i get on. Thankyou.

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#7
November 21, 2014 at 06:40:13
irfanview has a process to rename the order of pics...you may want to research that one...

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#8
November 21, 2014 at 09:36:14
Hi i will give it a try .Thankyou

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#9
November 21, 2014 at 09:51:19
Hello Derek ,The software was quite difficult to download.It was called "Unifie" ,Other software on the site kept trying to crash in.I managed to download the program in the end,and transferred a folder to it .I needed some advice ,and clicked on help only to bring up a Black screen with White writing on it all in Chinese , or Japanese. In frustation i shut down for the day .The following day i had problems starting up,with Microsoft trying to sort the problem out,eventually using system restore.This obviously removed "Unifie".I then had two days of the Blue screen of death.After disconnecting everything,and then performing a deep scan i seem to have got back to square one.It may well be just my bad luck,but i think i will give that site a miss.Many thanks for your help anyway.

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#10
November 21, 2014 at 10:55:09
Wow, that lot makes for bad reading. I've just downloaded the file from there and scanned it before and after extract. No sign of "Unifie" and nothing else showed up. Makes me think the website might have been hijacked at the time. If you want to double check your computer use these two, if you haven't already, which together are particularly good at unearthing things:

ADWCleaner
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue download button at the top - it just runs from the file).

MalwareBytes
http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...
(green freebie button top right).

Both are worth having on-board and are from well tried and trusted websites.

As for the original question, if you wish I can send you my own zip of the file manager with instructions. I've been using it for years on several computers - the program itself is quite safe. Just send me a "Private Message" with your email address on here, which should link to your own patch on Computing.net:
http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/my...
We don't put email addresses on the forum because the scammers can find them.

Alternatively give IrfanView a whirl (response #7) and see if that meets your needs. This is the authors website - one I've used many times:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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#11
November 22, 2014 at 14:18:06
http://filehippo.com/download_irfan...
File hippo is always a sure bet and safe....

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#12
November 23, 2014 at 05:59:06
Will do thankyou

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#13
November 23, 2014 at 18:22:17
Something I spotted to do with another post. FileHippo (which I normally advocate too) are now using a Downloader program. These are not only unnecessary but often another way to foist things on you. If you go for IrfanView I would suggest you either use the "Direct Download" on FileHippo (blue writing under the big green button top right) or you use the authors site at the end of my #10. They both download the exact same IrfanView file.

It seems it's quite hard to keep on top of websites little games these days and a downloader can mean about anything.

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#14
November 29, 2014 at 04:01:06
Thankyou for your advice,will take note , and give a try as and when i get time. will definitely keep you posted.

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