Solved How to sort numbers by-character in Windows Explorer?

May 20, 2015 at 13:22:25
Specs: Win 7
Windows Explorer sorts filenames like this:

1
2
4
17
19
22
31
100

That makes sense when each string of digits represents a number,
but when the digits are arbitrary, that ordering is unhelpful and
confusing. This is better:

1
100
17
19
2
22
31
4

All the ones together, all the twos together, and so on. Is there
an easy way to get that ordering under Windows Explorer?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
May 20, 2015 at 13:30:09
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Some options here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
May 20, 2015 at 20:50:26
That did it. To summarize:

Under this Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create the Dword "NoStrCmpLogical"

Modify it to have a value of 1 to disable numerical sorting.
Give it a value of 0 to re-enable numerical sorting.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
May 21, 2015 at 06:36:46
Well done - thanks for feedback.

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