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Windows 7: How to control Windows 7 sort order

11 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
How to control Windows 7 sort order

Is there anyhow possible to control Windows 7 file name sort order?
When I run vlc player on my Windows 7 PC files are sorted CD2,CD3,cd1 while Windows explorer sorts same sequence cd1, CD2, CD3.
Because Vlc Player uses different sort order, it's a great mess, when there are hundred of files and for example a file North123.... may be several screens before north124....
File names have been created by other users on different systems and there it is not possible to standardize anything between names and computers.
Results have been accidental data loss, when comparing and deleting identical content in file groups.
Any suggestions please?

Vlc support couldn't understand the problem and didn't provide any progressive ideas in this matter.

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11 May 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I'm not sure if FreeCommander XL will be of any help. I have it, however, I have not "told" it how to sort, yet.
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12 May 2016   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit

I wonder - how it's possible that Windows 7 applications use different sort order.
Sort order is so essential that any deviation leaves whole system vulnerable.
vlc- whatever they think they are not the world pole.
microsoft - where are settings to restore order?

I'm sure that someone once figures out there an open gate for hacking using different sort orders ... and not a single one.
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13 May 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Have you tried to convert ALL file names to the same format - either all capitals or all lower case letters?

It looks to me that VLC is at fault, not Windows as such.
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13 May 2016   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genetics73 View Post
Have you tried to convert ALL file names to the same format - either all capitals or all lower case letters?
I'm not sure, however, I think maybe Bulk Rename Utility [free or pay-for] may be able to cause all upper or all lower case.
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