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Windows 7: re: changing the way win7 sorts numeric dir's

14 Jul 2015   #1
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
re: changing the way win7 sorts numeric dir's

Is there a way to change the way win7 sorts numeric sequenced directory's in the navigation tree?


Win7 sorts The way I would like it sorted
this way 1
1 2
10 3
11 4
12 5
13 6
14 7
15 8
16 9
17 10
18 11
19 and so on
20
2
20
21
and so on

I tried to lay out the demo in 2 columns but it didn't work out.

Steve


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14 Jul 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not sure I understand what you are trying to represent. Is it this:

1
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2
20
etc ...

and what you want is

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
etc ...

If so, that's called the natural sort order. In XP you could control this, not so much since Vista, Win 7, Win 8, ...

Squirreled these away at some point:

https://support2.microsoft.com/defau...b;en-us;319827

Page not found | Norton Community no longer works. What it said was:

Quote:
For Windows 7, use gpedit.msc. Expand

User Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
Windows Explorer

Enable Turn off numerical sorting in Windows Explorer.
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14 Jul 2015   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Unless a program has its own needs for the arrangement and if only for storage of files I 'pad' the numerical name with one or more 0's such as 001, 0111, etc., use enough to make all the names the same length. If wanting a particular Folder [or file] to show first I put a tilde ~ at the beginning of the name, sometimes two tildes, helps in getting the most used at the top of the list.
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14 Jul 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Steve,

In addition, you might see if this may be what you are after.

Numerical Sorting in Windows Explorer - Enable or Disable
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14 Jul 2015   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Unless a program has its own needs for the arrangement and if only for storage of files I 'pad' the numerical name with one or more 0's such as 001, 0111, etc., use enough to make all the names the same length. If wanting a particular Folder [or file] to show first I put a tilde ~ at the beginning of the name, sometimes two tildes, helps in getting the most used at the top of the list.
I also:
  • Pad my numbers with as many zeros as required
  • Use () to force the display order
re: changing the way win7 sorts numeric dir's-sorting.png
Unfortunately Linux distro file managers sort differently to Windows Explorer, so () don't always work as expected.


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15 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Agreed with Berton and Lehnerus, I do add leading 0's as well, depending on how large the number will get.
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15 Jul 2015   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FreeCommander

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Agreed with Berton and Lehnerus, I do add leading 0's as well, depending on how large the number will get.
That's one of the reasons I love the FreeCommander Mass Rename tool.
I mostly use it for renaming picture and music files.
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