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06-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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Re-numbering files?

I was juggling around SD cards between my K20 and my K-5. Unfortunately I've now got my K-5 with the file numbers of my K20. I understand how this happened but I'm trying to figure out how to undo it. Unfortunately I reformatted all of my SD cards. I tried taking a shot, renaming the file on my PC and then reinserting the card in the K-5. That didn't work. So how do I get my K-5 back to the correct file #?

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I don't have an answer, but I don't know why this bothers you. It will roll over eventually, and the file number isn't the same as the number of actuations.
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In the SD card, make sure you have a folder that bears the same date (current day) in the DCIM directory. For example, if there is folder called 119_0627 there, then you need to create a new folder called 120_0629 (which corresponds to the current date). Go into that folder copy or create an image file with the filename IMGP0010 as the last file. Insert this SD card into the camera, then the camera will create a new file IMGP0011 and so on....
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It's an option in the menu, you can change the way the numbering works. so read the f* manual

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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
It's an option in the menu, you can change the way the numbering works. so read the f* manual
The OP does not want to reset it... just want to restore the previous sequence.
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I believe you could do like aleonx3 suggests above, and to be sure it works you could copy back from the PC to the card one of the last files you made with the K-5 that had a correct number. It should continue from there. If you want to advance further in numbers, take the required number of shots & throw them away.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
The OP does not want to reset it... just want to restore the previous sequence.
Who said anything about reset?
There are 2 different ways for the camera to made those numbers and you can a select which option to use in the menu.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
Who said anything about reset?
There are 2 different ways for the camera to made those numbers and you can a select which option to use in the menu.
Can you show us which section of the menu you are referring to?

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I had the same question, figured it out:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/185807-need-reset-image-number...ml#post1947622
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I've never read the manual of the K5 its actually still in the plastic XD.

Well looked up the digital version on the web,
There is a whole chapter actually about file numbering and folders starting at page 300
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QuoteOriginally posted by SenorBeef Quote
shutter count and image file numbering are different, if you trip the shutter without any SD card in the camera, the shutter count increases but not the image file number count.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
I've never read the manual of the K5 its actually still in the plastic XD.

Well looked up the digital version on the web,
There is a whole chapter actually about file numbering and folders starting at page 300
I have read the manual several times. AND I looked there first. The only thing the manual mentions is having the numbering sequence start a 001 every time you generate a new folder. That isn't what I asked or want. RTFM yourdamnself b4 making erroneous statements.

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Thanks aleonx3, I'll try that when I get home.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
shutter count and image file numbering are different, if you trip the shutter without any SD card in the camera, the shutter count increases but not the image file number count.
The method works to reset the image count to whatever you want it to. I wanted to keep it matched to the shutter count but you can use the same technique to make it start at whatever number you want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
I have read the manual several times. AND I looked there first. There is nothing in the manual about changing the numbering sequence of the files. RTFM yourdamnself b4 making erroneous statements.

NaCl(people who think they know everything irk me)H2O
Seems like you're having more problems then the file numbering.

Btw it does change the way the file numbering works, you need to try it but it might maybe be able to reset the file numbering again with the help of that setting.

Actually i see that sensorbeed already confirmed that it works so you opened your big mouth too soon.
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