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Windows 7: Help: Change Name Sort Order

12 Mar 2010   #11
swordzero

Windows 7 & XP Mode
 
 

No, in XP files have the proper order. I use that format to name my images so I know they're wrong in Seven


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12 Mar 2010   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I just tested it on XP SP3 and the sort order is the same "bad" order as 7... wonder if SP 2 is different from SP3?

There were BIG changes to how Explorer works in SP3...

[Edit]Yup, found an XP SP 2 machine and the bug is NOT THERE. The sorting bug was introduced in XP SP3 and is perpetuated all the way through Windows 7. Nice... [/edit]
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12 Mar 2010   #13
swordzero

Windows 7 & XP Mode
 
 

I have SP3 and check my attachment is ordered my name.


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12 Mar 2010   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think that that list of files would show it. You need one file in there with no spaces. like just "MCZ" and the question is, should that srt before or after all the other MCZ* files? on SP 2 (assuming the names are actually MCZ*.jpg) MCZ will be before and on SP3 it will be after.
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12 Mar 2010   #15
swordzero

Windows 7 & XP Mode
 
 

there's no space between name and extension but the same set of files sort different in 7 and XP
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12 Mar 2010   #16
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Not sure those file names show the sorting issue you first brought up, I was just testing with "A.txt" "A 2.txt" and "A Modified.txt".

The Q is, if you had a single MMZ file, would it sort at the front or the back of the other MMZ * files? (Assiming they are really called MMZ.jpg etc)

There could be other sorting differences as well but I was just sticking with the original example.

Oops, sorry, partial double post
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14 Mar 2010   #17
swordzero

Windows 7 & XP Mode
 
 

Ok maybe the screenshot I picked was a bad idea but I have a folder with:
Ada.jpg
Ada 2.jpg
Ada Artwork.jpg
and they sort like this:
Ada 2.jpg
Ada Artwork.jpg
Ada.jpg
I realized of the worng order with that set of images.
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15 Mar 2010   #18
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well I just tested it out on my current linux dev box and sort of amazingly it sorts:

Ada 2.jpg
Ada Artwork.jpg
Ada.jpg

Maybe there is some sort of international standard on sorting order that windows now conforms to. But it doesn't really make sense to me logically.
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17 Mar 2010   #19
swordzero

Windows 7 & XP Mode
 
 

Checked on wikipedia to see if there was an standard or something and nothing, I asked to see i there was a registry hack or something but I guess I'll just have to rename my images.
Anyways thanks.
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