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    I saw some questions here, where photo EXIF got altered from reality, while timestamps were correct. I have the opposite problem:
    I download my photos to my laptop for storage every 2 months or so, via USB cable. I noticed with few random photos, that their FILENAME differs from the EXIF date information - and EXIF is correct, the FILENAMES are incorrect!

    Example: photo taken in reality on 2018.Apr.07, EXIF shows [2018.04.07 18:58:09].
    On the computer, the filename is [20180207_185829.jpg]

    Unbelievable, but such an exact filename already existed on my laptop from February, with a different picture content!
    It seems that some random photos pick up another existing file's name (ie.timestamps). Strangely, upon filename change, the hour:minute timestamps are consistently similar, at least the hour and minute (as above example shows, 18:58:09 vs 185829).
    The filename change may happen on the phone, or during USB cable transfer to computer, I am not sure.

    I realized this when I copied phone photos to laptop, and then wanted to merge the new photos into previous photo archives - there was a file overwrite conflict: same filename, but different picture contents, and the newly copied photo having conflicting dates between EXIF and FILENAME stamp.
    Anybody having this kind of issue?
    05-10-2018 04:16 PM

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