08-26-2018 04:09 PM
Just got a new 77D.
Am using new and newly-formatted SD cards.
How do I force my Canon 77D to start numbering its (new) files from a number I choose myself, please?
In this case: #1802.
That's because '1801' is the last number which my previous Canon camera used.
I need to avoid duplicate numbering in my software (Apple Photos).
Thanks so much!
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08-26-2018 04:16 PM - edited 08-26-2018 04:17 PM
1. Take a photo
2. Remove card and insert into computer
3. In your computer change the file name to IMG_1801
4. Reinsert card into camera
It should start renumbering following 1801
Be sure camera is set to Continuous file numbering
Remember - camera can only go to 9999, so at some point you might get duplicates.
08-26-2018 05:53 PM
Thanks so much!
I would never have thought of that.
But, Yes; works perfectly :-)
Presumably the camera from now on reads the filename and adjusts its numbering intelligently accordingly?
And will it remain that way indefinitely, please?
08-26-2018 06:01 PM
08-26-2018 06:05 PM
Thanks again, John - I suspect I will have to load a new card.
Would I be best advised, when I do fill this card up, to upload all images to my laptop and continue with it (after formattng it (again))?
Or to put in a new card and repeat the procedd which you so kindly just advised?
08-26-2018 06:38 PM
08-26-2018 06:48 PM
So whatever card I put in - provided it has no images on it - will let the camera's act of "remembering" always take precedence?
And, really, if there is ever a "badly"-numbered file on it, I only have to repeat what you just advised?
Pretty good, I;d say. Thanks so much again!
You can downliad from the card you have and reformat or install a new card and format. You just don’t want to install a card with an out of sequence file name or it will pick up that number and start incrementing.
The camera will “remember “ the last number it used until you feed it a new number, like you just did.