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I used phockup to sort photos/videos from my phone's backup. A lot of them ended up in the "unknown" folder since they don't have "date taken". Now I want to sort files from "unknown" by their "date modification" to folders where my sorted files are (e.g. 2023/January/01-January). What should I use?

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One possible solution is to use XNView MP. When you are in browser mode click icon like two arrows and select your sorting wishes. enter image description here

Then select photos by desired group and move them with drag and drop.

Or use Alt+M to move them in folder (the folder will be created if not exist)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ That's good but I'm looking for something automatic \$\endgroup\$
    – janlu
    Mar 19, 2023 at 11:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @janlu, maybe you can check here: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2023 at 11:53
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You can use exiftool for this, with a commandline something like this:

exiftool '-Directory<FileModifyDate' -d c:\target\%Y%m%d -r c:\source

This uses the file system modify date. Use ModifyDate if you want to use the EXIF ModifyDate. You can use exiftool to list all EXIF tags your files actually contain.

See strftime for the date format options to cobble together a directory name to your wishes.

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