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June 22, 2005 6:33:01 PM

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I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy in
both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail View and
then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in Win98. This
is an example of file name order:
6 byt..
15-1994
721 pv..
1994 ex..
1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting with
a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change anything to do
with sorting.
Frank

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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:33:02 PM

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Disconcerting ain't it! Here's the whys and the way to put it back

The Sort Order for Files and Folders Whose Names Contain Numerals Is
Different in Windows XP Than It Is in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319827

Frank wrote:

> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy in
> both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail View and
> then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in Win98. This
> is an example of file name order:
> 6 byt..
> 15-1994
> 721 pv..
> 1994 ex..
> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting with
> a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change anything to do
> with sorting.
> Frank
>
>
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:33:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Use TweakUI

TweakUI
[+] Explorer
? Use intuitive filename sorting

[[If this is checked the Explorer will sort files so that, for e.g. “File 5”
comes before “File 10” because 5 comes before 10. If this is unchecked then
Explorer will use literal sorting, in which case “File 10” will come before
“File 5” because 1 comes before 5. ]]
----

Download TweakUI here >>>

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Tweak UI
TweakUI.exe
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Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx

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The Sort Order for Files and Folders Whose Names Contain Numerals Is
Different in Windows XP Than It Is in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319827

Windows Explorer Incorrectly Sorts Files and Folders with 10 or
More Consecutive Numerals
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318872

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:11bjbno3eouk69e@corp.supernews.com,
Frank <fjmet@amisp.net> hunted and pecked:
> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy in
> both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail View
> and then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in Win98.
> This is an example of file name order:
> 6 byt..
> 15-1994
> 721 pv..
> 1994 ex..
> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting
> with a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change
> anything to do with sorting.
> Frank
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Anonymous
June 23, 2005 12:58:38 PM

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[Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort files
so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled, Explorer
will use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come before File 5,
because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be Windows default
behaviour before Windows XP)].

Download and install -TweakUI 2.10 [If you have the old TweakUI
installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new one]

http://tinyurl.com/h8zs

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Frank wrote:

> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy in
> both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail View and
> then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in Win98. This
> is an example of file name order:
> 6 byt..
> 15-1994
> 721 pv..
> 1994 ex..
> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting with
> a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change anything to do
> with sorting.
> Frank
>
>
June 23, 2005 5:09:28 PM

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I already have Tweakui 2.10.0.0. Where is this setting???
Frank
"S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
news:eGcEhO6dFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> [Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort files
> so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled, Explorer will
> use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come before File 5,
> because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be Windows default
> behaviour before Windows XP)].
>
> Download and install -TweakUI 2.10 [If you have the old TweakUI installed,
> you must uninstall it before installing the new one]
>
> http://tinyurl.com/h8zs
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
> Frank wrote:
>
>> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy
>> in both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail
>> View and then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in
>> Win98. This is an example of file name order:
>> 6 byt..
>> 15-1994
>> 721 pv..
>> 1994 ex..
>> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting
>> with a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change
>> anything to do with sorting.
>> Frank
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 4:59:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

TweakUI
[+] Explorer
? Use intuitive filename sorting


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:11blr8f5hfptk0b@corp.supernews.com,
Frank <fjmet@amisp.net> hunted and pecked:
> I already have Tweakui 2.10.0.0. Where is this setting???
> Frank
> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:eGcEhO6dFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> [Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort files
>> so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled, Explorer
>> will use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come before File 5,
>> because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be Windows default
>> behaviour before Windows XP)].
>>
>> Download and install -TweakUI 2.10 [If you have the old TweakUI
>> installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new one]
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/h8zs
>>
>> regards,
>> ssg MS-MVP
>>
>> Frank wrote:
>>
>>> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy
>>> in both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail
>>> View and then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in
>>> Win98. This is an example of file name order:
>>> 6 byt..
>>> 15-1994
>>> 721 pv..
>>> 1994 ex..
>>> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting
>>> with a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change
>>> anything to do with sorting.
>>> Frank
June 25, 2005 10:00:25 PM

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Thanks, that worked great.
Frank
"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o 2u156OeFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> TweakUI
> [+] Explorer
> ? Use intuitive filename sorting
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:11blr8f5hfptk0b@corp.supernews.com,
> Frank <fjmet@amisp.net> hunted and pecked:
>> I already have Tweakui 2.10.0.0. Where is this setting???
>> Frank
>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:eGcEhO6dFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> [Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort files
>>> so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled, Explorer
>>> will use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come before File 5,
>>> because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be Windows default
>>> behaviour before Windows XP)].
>>>
>>> Download and install -TweakUI 2.10 [If you have the old TweakUI
>>> installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new one]
>>>
>>> http://tinyurl.com/h8zs
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> ssg MS-MVP
>>>
>>> Frank wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is screwy
>>>> in both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in Detail
>>>> View and then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like it did in
>>>> Win98. This is an example of file name order:
>>>> 6 byt..
>>>> 15-1994
>>>> 721 pv..
>>>> 1994 ex..
>>>> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files starting
>>>> with a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to change
>>>> anything to do with sorting.
>>>> Frank
>
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 3:29:14 PM

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Keep having fun, Frank. :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:11brl0iepqpaibb@corp.supernews.com,
Frank <fjmet@amisp.net> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks, that worked great.
> Frank
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o 2u156OeFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> TweakUI
>> [+] Explorer
>> ? Use intuitive filename sorting
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:11blr8f5hfptk0b@corp.supernews.com,
>> Frank <fjmet@amisp.net> hunted and pecked:
>>> I already have Tweakui 2.10.0.0. Where is this setting???
>>> Frank
>>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eGcEhO6dFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> [Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort
>>>> files so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled,
>>>> Explorer will use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come
>>>> before File 5, because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be
>>>> Windows default behaviour before Windows XP)].
>>>>
>>>> Download and install -TweakUI 2.10 [If you have the old TweakUI
>>>> installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new one]
>>>>
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/h8zs
>>>>
>>>> regards,
>>>> ssg MS-MVP
>>>>
>>>> Frank wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I just went to WinXP and now my sort of files w/n a directory is
>>>>> screwy in both Windows Explorer and Powerdesk. When I view a file in
>>>>> Detail View and then click on NAME to sort it, it does not sort like
>>>>> it did in Win98. This is an example of file name order:
>>>>> 6 byt..
>>>>> 15-1994
>>>>> 721 pv..
>>>>> 1994 ex..
>>>>> 1994.zip. I'm not sure, but it seems like only the files
>>>>> starting with a numerics are out of sync. Cant find any settings to
>>>>> change anything to do with sorting.
>>>>> Frank