In window xp I used the thumbnails view and I was able to click on a photo or photos and drag them around a folder and drop them inbetween another photo when a black vertical bar appears. This way I could organise the group of photos in an order of preference.
Then I would highlight them all and rename the first one, which would rename them all the same except for a (1) or (2) etc at the end of the name to distinguish it.
Now. In windows 7 I am able to highlight them all and rename, that is not the issue. The problem is that when I drag a photo around a folder, the black bar does not appear to let me drop it in between other photos.
I know this sounds trivial and I could rename the photos individually so they would sort in alphabetical or numerical order etc, but I have thousands of pictures in hundreds of folders so it takes up too much time.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.