troubleshooting Question

Batch rename files sequentially and move

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Rob RudloffFlag for United States of America asked on
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Hi.  I need help writing a batch file ..

I have randomly-named .jpg files in a folder (it's always C:\TEMP).  
I would like to rename these files to a argument that I pass, but add a sequential number (preferably sorted by file datetime).  
Then, the files would be moved to a folder that is passed in another argument (folder exists, and it's name is based on the current month, so it will always be in format "F:\PICS\yyyy-mm".

SO, I'd call something like:   RENAME.BAT "MyPicture"
and the files would be renamed and moved:
"C:\TEMP\bbb.jpg"    2017/04/03 13:45:45  --- >   "F:\PICS\2017-04\MyPicture-01.jpg"
"C:\TEMP\aaa.jpg"    2017/04/03 13:46:01  --- >   "F:\PICS\2017-04\MyPicture-02.jpg"
"C:\TEMP\ggg.jpg"    2017/04/03 13:47:01  --- >   "F:\PICS\2017-04\MyPicture-03.jpg"
"C:\TEMP\ddd.jpg"    2017/04/03 13:47:02  --- >   "F:\PICS\2017-04\MyPicture-04.jpg"
I was able to create the path based on the date, with something like:
set yyyy=%date:~-4%
set mm=%date:~4,2%
set FolderName= F:\PICS\%yyyy%-%mm%
But, I got stuck on the sequential renaming bit,  Any ideas?
-- thanks!
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