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Computer file management question

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by NickM, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. NickM

    NickM Well-Known Member

    Had an 1100D seven years ago which I got rid of 2/3 years ago but have had the same computer all along.
    Bought another 1100D in December and while the EOS Utility2 saves every photo in folders under the date, I'm guessing it's saving them under continued IMG numbers from the 1100D I had before.

    My question is, if I get another 1100D to use alongside the current one is there any way to stop Utility from dumping both cameras photos into the same date folder?
    It'd be nice to be able to upload photos from body 2 and for them to go into a folder for body 2 not the current date folder for all cameras but I note Preferences applies changes to anything Utlity2 sees and can't differentiate between bodies.

    How do others manage with having two Canons but using Utility?
     
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Eos utility keeps the file name the camera sets, it doesn’t rename. The default prefix is IMG - you can change what the camera uses. I always used to reset the image count after downloading files so I have years of same named files but, because EOS utility, under the options I chose, files by date there is no mixup. I have a feeling that if a file of the same name already exists in a folder then EOS utility will add extra characters to the name and not overwrite but I’m not certain.
     
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Open the preferences

    upload_2020-1-19_21-23-40.png

    Click customise.

    Choose Camera Body No in one of the fields. Bingo.

    upload_2020-1-19_21-24-19.png
     
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  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    You can do this

    upload_2020-1-19_21-25-50.png

    or this

    upload_2020-1-19_21-26-16.png

    whichever you prefer
     
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  5. NickM

    NickM Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys.
    Tony, that's pretty much what I wanted. Would've been nice if Canon had added the option to specify a name for camera body instead of its serial number, as the serial number's what goes on the folder.
    With identical cameras, I foresee a pair of stickers having to go on mine so I can tell which ties in with what folder...
     

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