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    dealing with duplicate file numbers

    Having shot over 10,000 frames with my D80, I am getting duplicate file names. They obviously have different dates etc etc and .nefs are in different (&chronologically ordered) folders, but just noticed alert/refusal on same .jpg version going to a subject classified folder.

    Anyone have a smart way of minor modification to number, but that remains locked to its nef parent? So far just stuck a prefix 'a' in eg _dsc.0005.jpg to _adsc.0005.jpg.

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    Re: dealing with duplicate file numbers

    Hi Chris,

    I was thinking I'll need this soon at the rate I'm going with D5000 , then I realised I need it now, as I accidentally had the camera start numbering over from the first two manual downloads - and hadn't used NikonTransfer to import with it's filenaming options.

    A Google for "file renamer" or "~ing" produces many hits, but you're Mac and these are all (or mostly) Windows, you could try "file renaming mac" I guess. There's obviously a small risk with installing unknown freeware, but you can usually spot the dodgy ones by their style of advertising.

    My bed beckons, more tomorrow, no later today, maybe...

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    Cheers,

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    Re: dealing with duplicate file numbers

    Thank you Dave for reminder to look at Nikon Transfer again. I see now that the 'File naming' can be set to do what I want, near enough, ie prefix or suffix the incoming file name with hyphen, underscore or blank without touching its number or adding more numbers.

    Should keep me going for about 5 years, by which time there will probably be lots of D5000 s for sale at a reasonable price

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