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Porkhunt
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So if you have more than one Phantom 4 Drone what is the best way to change the File name DJI to something else ,otherwise when dowloading onto a computer/laptop it will overwrite the old files from the other drone wouldn't it ???
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Geebax
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Only if you put the files in the same directory/folder. Why not put the files in different folders? If you really want to rename the files to something else, then a batch command/file can do it very easily, provided you are on a PC:

ren DJI*.* JOE*.*


will change all files starting with DJI to ones with the same number but prefixed by JOE instead of DJI.
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Labroides
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You could copy your image files to a separate folder for each day of flying.
Put the date &/or subject in the folder name and put all your downloaded folders in two big folders of drone downloads.
One for drone 1 and one for drone 2
Easier than changing hundreds of file names and easy to search through.
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Mark The Droner
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I would name the two P4s in your head, such as P4OLDER/P4NEWER or JACK/JILL, etc.

When you finish the flight, rename the video by name and date such as JACK010818AM or JILL010818AM.  You could even add the hour or whatever you want.  Then copy to a HDD or other reliable device.  

With Windows, the F2 key is handy for renaming.  

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Porkhunt
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Geebax Posted at 2018-1-7 21:48
Only if you put the files in the same directory/folder. Why not put the files in different folders? If you really want to rename the files to something else, then a batch command/file can do it very easily, provided you are on a PC:

ren DJI*.* JOE*.*

Thank you for your info it is what I was looking for
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Porkhunt
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Mark The Droner Posted at 2018-1-8 05:25
I would name the two P4s in your head, such as P4OLDER/P4NEWER or JACK/JILL, etc.

When you finish the flight, rename the video by name and date such as JACK010818AM or JILL010818AM.  You could even add the hour or whatever you want.  Then copy to a HDD or other reliable device.  

Thank You
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Porkhunt
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Mark The Droner Posted at 2018-1-8 05:25
I would name the two P4s in your head, such as P4OLDER/P4NEWER or JACK/JILL, etc.

When you finish the flight, rename the video by name and date such as JACK010818AM or JILL010818AM.  You could even add the hour or whatever you want.  Then copy to a HDD or other reliable device.  

Thank You
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Porkhunt
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Labroides Posted at 2018-1-7 23:35
You could copy your image files to a separate folder for each day of flying.
Put the date &/or subject in the folder name and put all your downloaded folders in two big folders of drone downloads.
Pne for drone 1 and one for drone 2

Thank You
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Porkhunt
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Geebax Posted at 2018-1-7 21:48
Only if you put the files in the same directory/folder. Why not put the files in different folders? If you really want to rename the files to something else, then a batch command/file can do it very easily, provided you are on a PC:

ren DJI*.* JOE*.*

Thx I want to keep my old files from my P4 and then have all the new ones from the P4A entered under a new name. So when I take the sd card out of the drone and put it in my Laptop how do I get it to load the files under a new name not DJI? Sorry I am a bit dumb!
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Labroides
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Porkhunt Posted at 2018-2-9 17:08
Thx I want to keep my old files from my P4 and then have all the new ones from the P4A entered under a new name. So when I take the sd card out of the drone and put it in my Laptop how do I get it to load the files under a new name not DJI? Sorry I am a bit dumb!

Changing all the file names is too messy and too much work.
Leave the file names and simply change the names of the folders to indicate the date and what's in the folder.
Have one big directory and put separate folders in that for each flight.
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sky wombat
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I'm with Labroides on this and his solution is easy. Also if you have an account at Airdata UAV you will find the flights assigned against your various craft.
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James R
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