1.    04 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    File management problem


    I take a lot of pictures and store them in a folder. Each set of pictures is given a name starting with the date taken then the location. (Example: 16.1.10.Palm Springs) If somebody gives me a photo that belongs between pictures number 15 and 16 I should be able to name it picture 15.5 and it should move itself to the proper location in the picture lineup between 15 and 16 but it does not even though I have the folder set to sort by name.How do I fix this?
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  2.    04 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    If you sort them by date, then you have to work with that. Else you have to number them and sort by those numbers. Then your other scheme works.
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  3.    04 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,480
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by jharpj View Post
    I take a lot of pictures and store them in a folder. Each set of pictures is given a name starting with the date taken then the location. (Example: 16.1.10.Palm Springs) If somebody gives me a photo that belongs between pictures number 15 and 16 I should be able to name it picture 15.5 and it should move itself to the proper location in the picture lineup between 15 and 16 but it does not even though I have the folder set to sort by name.How do I fix this?
    You would have to rename it 15B or 15C, etc.
    It's a Windows alphanumeric thing!
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  4.    06 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10

    Windows sees a dot (.) as an alphanumeric not a decimal point. The same thing happens when yo sort numbers - 8, 9, 10, 11 sort as 10, 11, 8, 9. You have to put some zeros in front to make it work correctly.
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  5.    06 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Okay - I figured out what I was doing wrong.Case closed.
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