What operating system, version of photoshop and camera raw are you using?
You might try resetting the camera raw preferences.
Hold down the Shift+Ctrl+Alt (windows) or Shift-Command-Option (mac) keys and then go to File>Open and click on one of your camera raw files.
Keep holding keys down until you get a reset dialog as below
Thanks. Here's the info:
WIndows 10 Home
Photoshop 5.1 (64)
Camera Raw 6.7
Did you reset the camera raw preferences as explained in my last reply?
That key combination does nothing, I'm afraid.
Thanks, but the key combination above allowed the resetting of preferences only when I open the file using the Open Recent option, not when opening in the usual way. In any case, it doesn't solve the date problem.
The issue is to do with how I've been constructing the file's name. I use a name, date and serial number. These are separated by spaces and hyphens. Here's a way to do it which doesn't work:
It was only through changing the way I entered the fields I discovered that if you insert any text in an automatic field like date or serial number, it converts the whole field to text. So now I build the fields this way:
So although I can insert spaces and a hyphen in the first file-name field - because it's text - the same elements between the date and serial number fields have to be in their own [text] field.
I wrote all this only because there may be someone else who likes to format the file's name in this way.