We all know the right way to sort photos is to do them right after you take them. We also know that doing a disk backup before your drive fails is the right way to do backups. But, we don't always do things the right way. Enter my situation. I have close to 10,000 photos takes with my digital camera over the last seven years.
Yes, same camera—this could probably be an ad for a Canon A20 which has been abused, dropped by me and others and used by tens of kids that have never used a camera before and some of them that have never even used a flush toilet. In any case, the photos from the camera are spread over a few CF cards, CDs, two different computers and who knows where else.