I have over 4,000, 35-mm slides, most of them taken in the 1950's and 1960's. They are taking up a huge amount of storage space. We have decided to put them all on disk. I got a little doo-dad that accomplished this - you plug it in, put three slides at a time in the slider, slide it through and capture the image of each slide on a chip. When you have as many on the chip as you want, you run to your computer and put them onto your hard disk, from whence you can transfer them to storage CD's, etc. OK - I have created folders on my hard drive. The main folder is Slides (C:/Slides). Under Slides, I have sub-folders for each of the years involved, 1951, 1952, etc. When I load slide images onto the chip, they go on there in sequential numbering, starting with 001. So let's say I load 45 slide images onto the chip, all for 1951. I go to the computer and move them into the sub-folder for 1951. I then clear the chip (format it) and go back to my doo-dad for more. Here is where the problem comes up. There are a lot more than just 45 slides for 1951. So I load another batch onto the chip, return to the computer and attempt to move them into the 1951 sub-folder as well. However, the images on the chip are, once again, numbered sequentially, starting with 001 - so I get a message telling me: "An image with the number 001 already exists - do you want to overwrite it?" Well, obviously, I do not want to overwrite it. My temporary solution is to make sub-folders under 1951 which are labeled "Group 1," "Group 2," and so forth. That way, I can get all of the slides under 1951 that should go there. But I am not satisfied with that. In the first place, there is no sequential order to the slide images. I suppose I could sit down and get them all arranged sequentially before I even begin copying them onto the chip with the doo-dad, but that seems like a horrible amount of work. I know I can rename the file names for each slide and give them new numbers, but that is REALLY out of the question due to time constraints. Has anyone else every been confronted with this problem and, if so, were you able to figure out a quick, efficient and effective way to solve it?