How to set the folder options in 20D

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  1. nima

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    Hey,
    How can I set my 20D to save all the pictures in one folder unless I tell it to move to a new folder?

    Right now it saves them in different folder names 100CANON, 101CANON,...900CANON

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    Right now, there is no way to alter how the 20D writes images ...

    Every 100 image count, the 20D will create a new folder for the next 100 count of images. It's built-in and there's not any "user control" for that function.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I wish there was a feature like that.
     
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    Why? it is better to have them in folders... Faster loads, tranfers, etc, etc... I really like it...
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the 20D's folder system either. Rather often, it gives me folders with the same name, so when I copy the card's contents to my hard-drive, I have to rename the folders.
     
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    It would be very handy to be able to control folder changes. If you were shooting multiple people, you could seperate them into folders. I myself would prefer everything to be in 1 folder for most of what I do, and it does bug me that I have to wait for one folder's contents to copy, and then copy the next, to combine them into 1 single folder. I don't want to have to attend the process.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just copy the DCIM (or whatever) folder from the card, then combine the files from the folders later...no attending needed.
     
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    You still have to manually copy and paste from each folder. At some point, you have to attend the process.
     
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    Sure, but that only takes a couple of seconds after all the files are on the hard-drive...it's just a move, not a copy. I can still walk away while the whole card is being copied.
     
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    I wonder if 30D has made any changes on that!
     

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