Accidental Image Counter Reset


#1

Somehow - the last format on the MP also reset the image counter back to DJI0001.jpg … has anyone seen a method of seeing it to a new start number?


#2

Was it after a FW update?


#3

Nope.
There’s a setting which determines if the format resets the number or not … and it’s set to not reset.
Been fine for two years, but today’s files start at 0001.
A real pain for sequencing since all my MP photos/video are in one folder.


#4

Just checked, the setting has changed. No idea how.

Guess I’ll have to fire off hundreds of pics to get the number back to where it was.

Flying to be done first. :+1:


#5

:flushed:
Eeek!


#6

To this day I’ve never found a way to do it…

However!

If my memory serves, there are some hidden files/folders that get created on a freshly formatted card?

Take a couple of photos and examine said folders, one of them may contain filename/numbering metadata in an XML file that you can edit? :thinking:


#7

I think it’s MP based, not card … because I have 6 cards I swap about and sometimes format, sometimes don’t, but the numbers always just continues …. when the setting is correct.

Not sure how it swapped over to “reset” … but it was … and it did.

There’s one thing I’ve read that might work I shall try - otherwise it’s low-res jpg (only) and lots of burst mode to get back to where I was.