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#1 Hergesheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:44 AM

Dear Forum,

 

My new Harmony cartridge works fine. I have only an issue with the alphabetical or numerical order of the folders. I tried to start with folder 01. A (PAL), 02. B (PAL) and so on. Harmony unfortunately doesn't keep the order. Any advice how to keep it in order? Many thanks. 



#2 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:19 PM

:idea: You need a tool (e.g. DriveSort) to order the folders physically on the SD cart using your computer.



#3 Hergesheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 PM

Thanks Thomas I will try.



#4 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:00 PM

If you're not running Windows then check out FATsort for BSD, Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX



#5 Hergesheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:06 AM

Thanks to all of you. Before I tried the advice from SpiceWare (I am on a Mac), I removed all files from the folder and put them in again. All was sorted by name or number. Now it looks fine. Except for the ugly .bin. :)



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Posted Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 PM

Harmony will only display 24 characters on a line.

I renamed Combat.bin to

COMBAT (18 blank spaces) .bin

It took time to rename everything but it looks great.



#7 Hergesheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:59 PM

Great advice. Thanks so much.

#8 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:47 AM

Drive sort will renumerate the file index, but you have to do it for each folder. Generally I divide a no intro romset into letters with <250 files per page. I do all the organising on my pc hard drive, then I copy the whole thing into the sd root directory and a clean index is produced on the sd as windows copies the files by alphabet. Then I have a special folder for homebrews, hacks, etc and generally add files as I go. So if the file list gets too chaotic, I resort my homebrew folder periodically as I add new stuff. Same treatment to my powerpak and everdrives...

#9 Hergesheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:31 AM

Indeed some folders are very chaotic. Thanks for your help!!

#10 JeffIrok OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 PM

A work around is what I do.  Essentially I organize everything on my PC, then copy & paste the whole kit and caboodle onto the SD card at once.  The system saves everything, folders and all in alphabetical order.

 

Of course, there are limitations.  This only works until you go to load another file or folder onto the SD card.  the system will stick all new files/folders at the bottom of the directory.  So to keep the alphabetical integrity, you need to delete everything on the SD card and copy & paste.  A rather time-consuming activity when doing often and not very efficient.  But honestly, I have so many roms on the SD card that I probably go through this exercise about once a year.  So it's not so bad.






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