Solved Arranging pictures in my order and put on cd and they stay

March 3, 2012 at 16:37:10
Specs: Windows XP
How do I arrange pictures in a folder in the order that I want them and they will stay in my order when I put them on disc? I put them all in my order, put them on disc and they move all around.

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#1
March 3, 2012 at 18:42:19
Copy from a new directory created in the desired order.

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#2
March 3, 2012 at 20:01:30
I just tried it and it did the same thing. Is it possibly a settings problem? Thanks for your answer.

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#3
March 3, 2012 at 20:15:05
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Rename them alphanumerically (aaa001, aaa002, etc) according to the order in which you want them arranged. At the very least, use numbers at the start of each file name. You should be able to find a batch renamer on the net for free.

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#4
March 3, 2012 at 20:44:53
Great answer! I tried it on a small file and it worked! I have larger picture folders that are already named. Can I just put a number in front of the name in the order I want?

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#5
March 3, 2012 at 20:47:47
My opinion is that external storage devices, like the disc, do not
work like we want them to. You just have to arrange the files everytime,
using Windows Explorer.

Then again, if the files were on the System drive, you would do this ----
In Windows Explorer or Control Panel,
click Tools in the Menu bar,
click Folder Options,
click View tab,
in Advanced Settings list, find and check mark "Remember each folder's view settings".

After doing the above, and it does not work good enough, then:
After setting a folder to what you want,
go to the View tab in Folder Options, and click the "Apply to all folders" button.


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#6
March 3, 2012 at 21:11:17
"Can I just put a number in front of the name in the order I want?"

Yes, you can.

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#7
March 3, 2012 at 21:18:10
Just an extension to Sci-Guy's answer: Number them 01, 02, 03, etc up to 10 and not 1, 2, 3, 4, otherwise No. 10 will appear at the front like this 10, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc

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#8
March 3, 2012 at 22:08:26
"Number them 01, 02, 03, etc up to 10 and not 1, 2, 3, 4, otherwise No. 10 will appear at the front like this 10, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc"

Thanks Ewen. I should've mentioned this myself.

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#9
March 4, 2012 at 00:21:52
And if there are more than 100 then you need to add an extra 0 at the start. ie 001
If over 1000 then begin with 0001. Aren't computers a joy to deal with?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#10
March 4, 2012 at 06:41:18
Thank you all very much for the great answers! I'm doing a family timeline with hundreds of pictures. Very much appreciated!

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#11
March 4, 2012 at 15:31:52
Thank you for getting back to us Cathy123 and good luck with your project.

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