Renaming files in sequential order

original title: sequential numbering files

 

Having spent many hours editing and sorting photos from a recent trip I want to take them to a local photo processing shop for printing into a book. Unfortunately their software sorts on date modified not date taken so they end up out of order. I though I could get around this by renaming the files with sequential numbering, so a selected them all and renamed and the were renamed as follows
europe (1)
europe (2)...
...europe(10)...
...eourope (100)...

Unfortunately the software in the shops machine treats these numbers as text so arranges the files (when sorted by name) as follows
europe (1)
europe (10)
europe (100)
europe (2)
europe (20)
europe (200) etc, in other words they are still out of order.

Questions: How do I make window rename files "europe (001), europe (002)...europe (010)...europe (100) etc?

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Hi,

 

I would suggest you to try these steps and check.

 

Select all the photos by pressing CTRL + A keys, right click on the first photo and then select rename

 

Type a name for the group - space - (10001).jpg


for example:  group name (10001).jpg

Press Enter.

 

Windows should rename the remaining files as follows:

group name (10001).jpg
group name (10002).jpg
group name (10003).jpg

 


For reference:

 Arrange, sort, or group your files

 http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/Arrange-sort-or-group-your-files

   

Rename a file

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Rename-a-file

 

 

Hope this information is helpful.

Microsoft Desktop Support Engineer

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