I have been using my D7000 heavily and, then, it began creating new folders on the card seemingly in a random manner. I checked to see if it was related to switching between U1 and U2 and it was not. So, I put in another card and the problem disappeared. The first card was a San Disk Extreme Pro 1-UHS and, the second card was the same brand and type. I later used another card and the problem did not reappear. So, my conclusion is that the problem lies with the specific card which is not performing as it should. Since this problem occurred, I have taken over 3000 images. Any one else experience this problem?
p.s. Ken Rockwell believes this is a firmware issue but I believe it is a malfunction of one card.
Mon 20-Jun-11 11:52 AM | edited Mon 20-Jun-11 11:54 AM by jimmills
I am having the same problem. In my shooting menu I have the following settings. Storage folder = 101, Role played by card in Slot 2 = Raw + J, Image quality = Raw + F. At first, the camera put raw files on card 1 and jpeg files on card 2. Then one day it just seemed to randomly generate new folders. There sometimes is a folder that has both raw and jpeg files mixed together on one of the cards. It annoys me to no end because if the camera has generated several folders, then I must check every folder and download the images into the correct folders on my computer. I have a folder on my computer into which I dump raw files and another folder into which I dump the jpeg files until I am ready to post process them. Before this happened, I could just dump card #1 into the raw folder on my computer and card #2 into the jpeg folder on the computer. Now I must check each card folder and copy the correct format to the proper folder on the computer and if I am not careful I can miss an image. It's driving me nuts. I'm having trouble seeing how the card could make decisions about folders. Surely it is just doing what it is told to do.
I am using Sandisk Extreme, 8 gig, class 10 cards. I have checked the properties of both cards and they are, in fact, 8 gig cards. I have not yet reformatted the cards or replaced either of them. Certainly open to suggestions though.
Have you 'rolled the odometer' on your shutter already? I think Nikons' file numbering system only goes to 9,999, then it needs to create another folder once the shutter count reaches 9,999. My D60 did it.
I hate when people ask me what I see myself doing in 5 years...... I don't have 2020 vision!
I do not think that the problem relates to the "odometer" rating as that would only create one new folder. However, I may have embedded two different file save settins in my two custom settings. So, that every time, I switched between U1 and U2 and back again the camera created a new folder. I wlll double check that. My SD card is from a reputable dealer and was in original packaging.