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Difficulty with Importing Images from external drive IN Chronological Order

Safariholic

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I gather not a new Issue, but am stumped.

I have 3.660 + Images in a single Folder (on a separate Passport Drive), which I wish to Import to LR 5.7 (Desktop)then Develop etc until Album .

I wish to Import & KEEP them in Chronological Order ('Image Capture' seems the most sensible), but it isn't working and I have a random dump.

Am at my wits end.

So THANKS for any help and guidance - Idiot-Proof Step-by-Step Instructions would be best (honest)
 
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To elaborate slightly -- the Added Order may be more random, but the Captured Date (assuming one is present in the file) will not be changed by importing, so display order is a matter of how you request it be sorted. Once in the catalog there is no single order -- you can sort by (most) anything you want for display. If you export and use images elsewhere, the capture date is preserved in the export, it's not lost by how imported or how viewed.
 
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