Sort by name doesnt sort correctly in my opinion

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by douglasgblake, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Explorer does not seem to sort files by name in the order I expect.
    e.g.
    0x2A.txt
    0x20.txt
    0xA2.txt
    is the order shown but I expected item 1 to be after item 2.
    Doug Blake
     
    douglasgblake, Jul 6, 2007
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  2. douglasgblake

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Douglas.

    You might be interested in this page by MVP Ramesh:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/xpsortorder.htm

    And in this KB article:
    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/kb/319827/

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Jul 6, 2007
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  3. douglasgblake

    mykee Guest

    R.C.
    Is there similiar solution for Vista?
    The problem is the same in Vista but the registry solutions mentioned by MVP
    Ramesh and the KB article do not apply.
     
    mykee, Aug 7, 2007
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  4. Works fine here, mykee. Important thing is that you need to create the value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and not under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE area.

    See:

    Configure Windows Vista to use the sort order that is used by Windows 2000:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/227/1/

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    R.C.
    Is there similiar solution for Vista?
    The problem is the same in Vista but the registry solutions mentioned by MVP
    Ramesh and the KB article do not apply.
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 8, 2007
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  5. douglasgblake

    mykee Guest

    Finally some results.

    In XP, the registry looked like what the article had shown but in my version
    of Vista the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\....\POLICY did not show \EXPLORER.


    After creating the key "explorer" and then creating the DWORD value,
    everything works fine.

    Thank you.


     
    mykee, Aug 8, 2007
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  6. Thanks for the update!

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Finally some results.

    In XP, the registry looked like what the article had shown but in my version
    of Vista the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\....\POLICY did not show \EXPLORER.


    After creating the key "explorer" and then creating the DWORD value,
    everything works fine.

    Thank you.


     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 8, 2007
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