Example of E-MU folders before sorting...
Non-prefixed items added manually are also
handled; e.g. before sorting...
Similarly for bank names; before sorting...
EMUReorder -f | -b | -bs [-o] | -?
(parameter prefix can be - or /)
where -f=sort folders, -b=sort banks, -bs=sort banks in all
the '-o' option overrides the safety check to prevent processing non-E-MU items.
-? displays more help info.
The program assumes the folders & files are in FAT format (EOS 4.7
does this). Commercial programs are available for reading E-MU/Eos files
directly, although if you have one of these you probably won't need
Your setup may vary, but mine uses an IcyDock removable disc formatted as FAT which can be copied/read with a PC. You can also use removable FAT media such as floppy discs, ZIP discs or solid state memory cards to transfer files.
Some factory CDs use dummy items to hold titles, author & copyright
info for the samples. If you want to keep these items ordered at the
start, add a space or underscore character to the name part before
e.g. rename B.000-Credits to B.000- Credits or B.000-_Credits
Warning 1: Eos allows filename characters which are invalid in Microsoft Windows, e.g. some bank names in the factory set of E-MU CDs contain / and " characters. Windows Explorer will display these files but won't let you rename them, so the utility will fail. One work-round is to use the Disk/Browse Find option on the E-MU to replace these characters before re-ordering, e.g. change '/' to '-', and double quotes to single quotes.
Warning 2: The program has been tested ok with my folders & banks, but you use this tool at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any loss of data so please make backups of your folders/files before processing.
See also the Decode EMU utility.