File number display

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Curtis Khan
Curtis Khan Senior Member • Posts: 1,508
File number display

Hi all,

I need some help please. I was using my a99ii on an assignment yesterday. It required me to call out my file number so that the images were cross checked with the part number of the product shot. For some reason, I am not getting the actual file number to display but instead numbers 1,2,3, etc. and not DSC 9580 for example. I have gone through the menus, and I cannot find a setting to change this. I have it set up just as my other Sony cameras.

Any help out here?

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 21,382
Re: File number display

Look in the Playback > View Mode menu. It's probably set to Date View. Change that to Folder View (Still). Then when you review the files you should see the four digit increment number displayed in the form of 1xx-1234.

https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/contents/TP0001229613.html

Curtis Khan
OP Curtis Khan Senior Member • Posts: 1,508
Re: File number display

Thanks! That worked. But something is weird. I have always set my cameras to "Date Mode" and have always seen the file number

Ally my Sony cameras from 2006 have been set up that way and this is the first time I experienced this.

Thanks again.

sybersitizen wrote:

Look in the Playback > View Mode menu. It's probably set to Date View. Change that to Folder View (Still). Then when you review the files you should see the four digit increment number displayed in the form of 1xx-1234.

https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/contents/TP0001229613.html

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 21,382
Re: File number display

Curtis Khan wrote:

Thanks! That worked. But something is weird. I have always set my cameras to "Date Mode" and have always seen the file number

There is nothing in any Sony camera I know of called 'Date Mode'.

Are you talking about Date View during playback, which I explained, or something else?

There is a menu option to set up many Sony cameras so they create new folders for each date (typically called Folder Name > Date Form), but that is not the same as Date View during playback, which determines what information is displayed.

https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/contents/TP0001229644.html

robberfly12 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: File number display

Sony changed their image database around 2014, when they added the “Date View” option to the View Mode function. My A77 and A99 do not have that option, for example, but my A77ii does. I suspect you have never encountered the file name problem because most of your past usage was with the simpler database on older bodies.

A side-effect of increasing the complexity of the database was that it became easier to corrupt a memory card by manipulating the files on a computer.

Curtis Khan wrote:

Thanks! That worked. But something is weird. I have always set my cameras to "Date Mode" and have always seen the file number

Ally my Sony cameras from 2006 have been set up that way and this is the first time I experienced this.

Thanks again.

sybersitizen wrote:

Look in the Playback > View Mode menu. It's probably set to Date View. Change that to Folder View (Still). Then when you review the files you should see the four digit increment number displayed in the form of 1xx-1234.

https://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/contents/TP0001229613.html

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