Just last weekend I found out that the folder in the CF card could be screwed up if you lend someone your CF card to be viewed on their camera. What I find stupid bout it is that, why on earth is the folder numbering change when you don’t even take any pictures?
Anyways in case you’re like me,Â I didn’t have a CF card reader before this so I wasn’t aware of this folder thing. But because I was too disturb and was told bout this issue I had to spend RM30 today to get a cheap looking card reader. JUST for the sake of trying out this solution which is to solve this numbering problem.
Ok so if you view your CF card in a card viewer you will most likely see a folder called DCIM then inside it will have folders like 100, 101 … etc. BUT if you share your card with someone else..and it was being inserted in his camera which has a “continuous numbering” as a setting for his pictures. You will then most likely get a leap or a jump in your folder numbering..which will be like 101, 998, … etc
Ok I know this isn’t my technical blog but it’s good to know a little more right? SO…the long awaited solution. Which is pretty easy
1. You would need a CF card reader..else no solution.
2. Format your card on your COMPUTER. NOT! i repeat.. NOT your camera.
3. DO NOT INSERT your card in to your camera yet. Change the numbering settings on your camera to “Auto Reset”. This I would assume varies from camera to camera. So check your manual.
4. Insert your card back..and walla! you are done.
Downside to this..if you are those that love or rely on your picture numbering to tell you your shutter count..sorry. This sets your picture to 001 again.
There was an alternative way, which I did not try. It was something like formating your CF card on your camera, but have a second CF card which has some data or picture in it..then something something…not too sure..not gonna try it too..Not intending to buy another CF card yet.
Anyways I hope this helps..good luck trying.