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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 21-May-12 03:01 PM
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Hi Bruno,

Welcome to Nikonians!

>After saving my SD card on a hard disk, I made a litte script
>to rename the files so that their sequence numbers would be
>correct (I had 3 folders on my SD card: 100D5100, 101D5100,
>and 102D5100).
>
>Now, I still have 3 folders on the SD card, but each DSC file
>has a unique number, the highest one being located in the last
>(102D5100) folder. So far, so good.

The camera will not recognize changes made to image files (including numbering) not made in the camera.

>I also switched the d3 option: "File number
>sequence", to "ON". According to the
>documentation, when this option is on, the highest file number
>on the card is checked, and the next available one is used.

Again, the camera will only recognize image file numbers created in the camera. When you modified the file names, the camera lost the ability to read them.

>However, when I try to use that configuration, it seems that
>the highest file number on the SD card is not taken into
>account: a new folder is systematically created (so, here:
>103D5100), and the numbering restarts from 0001 !

That is what I would expect the camera to do in that situation. In other words: the camera is working as it was designed to.
Now that you have File Number Sequence set to ON, the camera will continue to number the image files sequentially until it reaches DSC_9999, then it will create a new folder and reset to DSC_0001 again.

>Does anyone have an explanation regarding that issue ?

See above.

>As far
>as I know, the file number (or name) itself is not part of the
>EXIF metadata, so I thought renaming the files would be
>sufficient to "fool" the camera and make it use the
>next sequence number... Apparently not.

The camera is not easily fooled.

>Any idea regarding that issue ? Am I doomed ?

No!!! The camera is working normally.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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