Vista Windows Explorer - invalid sorting

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Axel Dahmen, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Axel Dahmen

    Axel Dahmen Guest

    Hi,

    has anyone noticed that Windows 2008/Vista Windows Explorer doesn't sort file entries correctly? This is how it shows 5 entries, sorted by name:

    03001A36.HTM
    03001A39.HTM
    030014D2.HTM
    030017F1.HTM
    030017F4.HTM

    Axel Dahmen
     
    Axel Dahmen, Jun 16, 2008
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  2. Axel Dahmen

    Gordon Guest

    <sigh> I replied over 30 minutes ago.....it's sorting correctly. Why do you
    think it's not?
     
    Gordon, Jun 16, 2008
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  3. Axel Dahmen

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Axel.

    You might like to read this KB article:

    The sort order for files and folders whose names contain numerals is
    different in Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 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 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
     
    R. C. White, Jun 16, 2008
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  4. Axel Dahmen

    Axel Dahmen Guest

    Ah, I see... Damn, they could have made this a Folder Option advanced setting in Windows Explorer.

    I can imagine why MS has invented it, but I don't understand why "1" has become a higher value than "a"....

    Thanks for helping, RC!

    Best regards,
    Axel Dahmen



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    Axel Dahmen, Jun 16, 2008
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  5. Axel Dahmen

    Axel Dahmen Guest

    Hi Gordon,

    thanks for trying to help. Strange, I've posted this question twice indeed, but Windows Mail didn't (and doesn't) show the original thread. So I can't see your original reply nor my original question from here...

    RC has already enlightened me on the new sorting rules. I believe that's the problem I have, particularly with regarding decimal ciphers higher than letter.

    Best regards,
    Axel Dahmen


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  6. Axel Dahmen

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Axel.

    You're welcome. Glad I could help. Thanks for the feedback. ;<)

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

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
     
    R. C. White, Jun 16, 2008
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