I got a little lost when it was taking about subfolders etc....sorry.
I have attached a screen shot of a typical set up for my folders. I only use the user order option wishing these sub folders eg. Claire & Craig's wedding.
My issue is that i completely mess up the user order normally after selecting colour rated and then perhaps moving a file. At the moment the only resolve to this is to manually reorder the images after changing the back to the file name order. As you can imagine this is time consuming.
Like the article says. Once i have the order i want should i duplicate the catalogue and only use this for further exports...or is there a way to revert to an older user order???
i hope this makes sense and thank you for your time
If you have a backup of the catalog with the proper user order, you can use that.
Otherwise, you have to re-create the user order, and also you have to begin making regular and automated backups of your catalog file (and photos) to a different hard disk.
The order is stored for every folder, but there is no history available.
I'm afraid you'll have to manually recreate it.
Thanks to everyone for the help and advice.
I will try not to be so clumsy and take a little more care