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Old 07-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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thunar copies directory files to usb stick out of order.

when i copy a directory or directories of audio book mp3 files to a usb stick, thunar seems to copy them in a random order which causes them to play in random order in my car. this does not happen win i use windows explorer. is there an explaination?
Old 07-28-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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I'm not completely sure, but I think thunar copies files in the order as they come on the HDD physically and not as they come alphabetically (as it is in the file manager).

Here's an example:
file order on HDD (what you can't see): File1; File5; File3; File6; File2; File4
file order in file manager (what you see): File1; File2; File3; File4; File5; File6

I suspect that thunar follows the "file order on HDD" when copying and not the other one, so this is why your files seem to have a random order (File1; File5; File3; File6; File2; File4) when you copy a whole folder.

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