I have a Canon 2000D DSLR. I like to keep all my pictures in the relatively big memory card, so that there is a second copy of all pictures in case my laptop SSD dies.
However, every time I connect the DSLR via USB to the computer, loading the thumbnails of all files takes more and more time. It's now way more than half a minute to load all thumbnails because there's over 400 pictures! Obviously, the images I'm interested in will be the last ones shown.
Today, I tried to create a directory named "old" to the memory card in the DSLR but the camera didn't allow creation of a new directory (I don't remove the memory card from the DSLR, I connect it directly via USB to the computer).
What is the best way to solve this issue? Obviously, one solution could be to just remove the pictures from the memory card and have a separate large USB pen drive as backup, but that would be extra hassle. Is there a way to create an "old" directory in the memory card, which the camera is prohibiting now?
Ideally, I would just fill the memory card and when it's full purchase a new card and store the old card somewhere, treating it like film negatives.
One solution I was planning would be to sort the list from newest to oldest, so that newest would load first, but then again I'm not sure if Windows remembers the sorting order across detach and reattach cycles.