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Windows 7: Sort Folders By Name Does Not Do So Alphabetically As Expected

14 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Good strategy! Let us know what you discover...


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14 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

OK, thanks for the update.
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16 Apr 2012   #13
Chris Nicola

Desktop Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Laptop Win 7 Home 64 bit

In the end I found an easier method. I created a new folder and opened it in a new window. Then I dragged all the contents of the problem folder into the new folder. This took only a few seconds instead of waiting for an hour or whatever if I had copied and pasted 45 Gbt. In the new folder Alphabetical order has been properly restored. I suspect the culprit was the "Bulk Rename Utility" which I used to remove the prefix "Downloaded" from many file names. I never had problems using it before but there is always a first time.This folder also had a mixture of folders previously created on older OS so they may have had different folder attributes which didn't go down well with the "Bulk Rename Utility".

Thanks again for all your help and support.

Kind Regards

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