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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by swungspeedz, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    When ever I transfer my photos from one sd micro to another, my pictures transfer in random orders. Is there anyway i can fix this?
     


  2. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    Please help
     
  3. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    They are usually ordered chronologically.

    Do you have any different folder options on your computer?

    Maybe your sort options on the computer are rearranging the photos and when transferred its keeping the order?

    I'm not really sure since I've never had this happen to me. :eek:
     
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  4. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Rename them. Transfers alphabetically/numerically
     
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  5. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    Can you tell us how you're transferring photos from one MicroSD to the other? Doing it on the phone or a computer? What program or app are you using?
     
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  6. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    I was copying them all I'm a folder then putting the new micro sd in the phone amd moving them from the folder into the new sd micro.
     
  7. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    You could try a different app, which may have its copying programmed differently. Which app are you using? I would probably start with ES File Explorer first.
     
  8. junkie2100

    junkie2100 Android Expert

    i dont really see what is going on here... copying in a random order? if you copy an entire folder i dont really get what the point of making it copy file a before file b if they are both gonna be there in the end

    i think you need to clarify what the actual problem is
     
  9. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    Alright so I bought a new sd micro for my phone. When I copyed the files from my old one to my new one , all the photos were in random orders amd not in the orders I took them one by one. How do I make them copy to my new micro sd I'm order.?
     
  10. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    You really shouldn't have to worry about the order in which they were written to disk. Most programs should sort them by name or file modification date, which shouldn't get changed when copying. If your favorite app doesn't sort, then you'll have to experiment with different mobile apps/computer programs for copying.

    If I was in your situation, I'd do it in linux or Windows with an individual copy command for each file. First get a list of filenames into a text file. Then add the rest of the copy command to each line. Save as shell script/batch file and run.
     
  11. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    Is there a easier way to do this like change the file sort by. I really need to know son I can get my 8gb micro sd.
     
  12. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    What app are you viewing them in? It will differ by app, but usually you hit menu, then either there's a Sort option or you have to find it in Settings or Preferences...
     
  13. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    In the default gallery app , I really want to install my new micro sd , I have a feeling it has something to do with the computer copying them in random orders
     
  14. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    AFAIK the default gallery app is often different from one device to the next, as well as one Android version to the next, so it might be difficult to figure out how yours can be told to sort the way you want, or if it really can only sort by the order the files are written to disk. Mine has a toggle in the upper right with a grid icon on one side and a pages icon on the other and that seems to change how it sorts.

    Have you considered switching to an alternate gallery app? I hate how horrifically slow the default one is on my phone. QuickPic is free, small, ultra-fast, intuitive, and can sort by date and filename.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alensw.PicFolder

    Otherwise the next step is to copy the way I described earlier, using a script/batch file and a good text editor that can make it fast to make the list of individual copy commands.
     
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  15. swungspeedz

    swungspeedz Member
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    Could you show me a example how to do this?
     
  16. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    What is your level of proficiency with computers?

    Assuming you are using Windows and can handle files and command prompts...

    1. At a command prompt in the folder containing the files you're working on: dir /b /on > filelist.txt

    2. Prepend the copy command...

    IF your filenames all begin and end the same, like IMG_whatever_whatever.JPG:
    - Open filelist.txt in Notepad. Not Wordpad, not Word.
    - Ctrl+H for the Search & Replace dialog
    - Enter the first part of the filenames for the search. In my example, enter IMG_
    - In replace, enter copy followed by a space that same first filename piece. In my example, enter COPY IMG_
    - Click the button that makes it do stuff to the whole file

    If NOT all the same filename pattern:
    - Open that filelist.txt in Notepad++. Notepad++ Home

    - Open a blank tab in Notepad++. Type "copy " (without the quotes, with the trailing space), hit enter. Select all, copy, paste until you have as many "copy" as you have files. (Easiest to just hold Ctrl+V for a minute to make it repeatedly paste.)

    - Hold the Alt key (which gives you block select instead of normal) and select all the "copy " you've just made. Copy to clipboard.

    - Switch to the tab with filelist.txt. Place the cursor in line 1, position 1, upper left before the first filename. Paste. ​
    Every file will now be prefaced by "copy ", so each line will look like "copy IMG_20130804_17125.jpg".

    3. Append the destination.
    - Ctrl+H for the Search & Replace dialog again
    - Search for .JPG
    - Replace with .JPG F:\FOLDER\WHEREVER (replacing F with the appropriate driveletter and FOLDER\WHEREVER with the appropriate path)
    Every line will now look like: "copy IMG_20130804_17125.jpg F:\FOLDER\WHEREVER"

    4. Click File, Save As. Make absolutely 100% sure you save it as a .BAT file instead of a .TXT file.

    5. Run the .BAT file

    Done.
     
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  17. nasstyrome

    nasstyrome Well-Known Member

    its most likely because of the .android_secure, Android, and DCIM\.thumbnails folders youre transferring along over.

    if youre doing the tradition copy and paste to the card, be sure to clean those files.

    if running cwm recovery/rom: wiping dalvik cache is recommended aswell. << might as well partition sdcard for swap space aswell. cheers.
     

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