An organized folder structure is a very rewarding and worthwhile endeavor, but manually organizing folders can be time-consuming and tedious. Mylio Photos’ Auto Organize can help streamline the process of organizing and consolidating folders by automatically grouping photos and videos based on their metadata.

  • Using Auto Organize is a permanent action and cannot be undone.
  • Your photos and videos will be sorted both inside Mylio Photos and on your computer, hard drive, or other device holding originals.
  • Auto Organize uses the metadata from your photos and videos. If the metadata is incorrect, media will not be sorted correctly.
  • Auto Organize is available for macOS and Windows computers only. It is not available on iOS and Android devices.

Using Auto Organize

  1. Click the Spaces icon in the left sidebar and choose Everything.
  2. Click Folders icon in the left sidebar.
  3. Select the folder(s) you want to organize.
  4. Right-click your selection or tap the kebab icon in the right sidebar to access the Actions menu.

  1. Select More Folder Actions, then choose Organize Folders.

  1. Choose how you would like your folders organized:
    • Year/Month will automatically create parent folders by year and subfolders for each month, formatted as 2023 > (09) September
    • Year will automatically create folders for each year, formatted as 2023.
    • Day will automatically create folders for each day, formatted as September 18, 2023.
    • Custom allows you to choose specific information to include in your folder and subfolder names. For example, if you want your folder and subfolder formatted as 2023 > 2023-09-18 you would enter {Y}/{Y}-{m}-{D} in the custom field. Scroll down for a complete list of custom options.

Custom Renaming Options

Selecting the Custom Folder Naming option lets you choose specific information to include in your folder name and folder structure. Expand the list below to see the available parameters and a description and example of each option.

Custom Folder Name Options
Code Description Example
{a} Abbreviated weekday name Fri
{A} Full weekday name Friday
{b} Abbreviated month name Sep
{B} Full month name September
{c} Camera serial number 026401
{CY} Current year 2022
{CM} Current month 01 to 12
{CD} Current day of the month 01 to 31
{CT} Current time HHMMSS 101259
{d} Date YYMMDD 230918 (for September 18, 2023)
{D} Day of the month 01 to 31
{F} Name of the folder that contains the media Vacation2015 (for a folder named Vacation2015)
{h} Hour – 12 hour clock 01 to 12
{H} Hour – 24 hour clock 00 to 23
{i} Abbreviated camera name 5D (for Canon EOS 5D)
{I} Full camera name Canon EOS 5D
{j} Day of the year 001 to 366
{m} Month 01 to 12
{M} Minutes 00 to 59
{n1} Sequnce 1, 12, 150
{n2} Sequence with padding for 1-9 01, 12, 150
{n3} Sequence with padding for 1-99 001, 012, 150
{n4} Sequence with padding for 1-999 0001, 0012, 0150
{o} Image file name without the extension IMG_332 (for IMG_332.jpg)
{p} Lowercase am/pm indicator pm
{P} Uppercase am/pm indicator PM
{q} Quarter Q{q} (shows Q2 for June)
{S} Seconds 00 to 59
{t} Time HHMMSS 101259
{y} Abbreviated year 23 (for 2023)
{Y} Year 2023


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