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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎05-13-2017

Odd filename creation...

My 5DMKIII has been creating these odd filenames which makes ordering & viewing files a real pain in the arse. I don't recall changing any filename related settings in the camera, although I don't see how there would be an option for this mess. 

 

Thanks for any help. 

 

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Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,906
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Odd filename creation...

I had a problem like this on my T6S. I have no idea what happened. I reformatted the card and it went away.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎05-13-2017

Re: Odd filename creation...

Hmmmm, I format my cards all the time. I will try erasing free space on a computer & then format in camera, thanks. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,906
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Odd filename creation...

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If that doesn't work, you might try resetting the camera. I feel your pain. I imported a few hundred duplicates before I figured it out. 8^(

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎05-13-2017

Re: Odd filename creation...

I just realized this only hapens when I use EOS Utility for "Quick Preview" mode. When I record to media in-camera, the file naming is normal. 

 

Unfortunately, Canon seems to have eliminated the option to record to camera media while sending only the jpg files to the computer for preview. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,906
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Odd filename creation...

Interesting. I have never used EOS_Utility - though I suppose Image Capture on the Mac could be using this "Quick Preview" mode.

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Registered: ‎05-13-2017

Re: Odd filename creation...

That's gotta be it. I've had issues with Macs and file names before. 

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