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Incorrect Sort Order in Windows Explorer
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Rating:
Incorrect Sort Order in Windows Explorer

In Windows 2000, the following file and folder names are sorted as shown:
Ie4_01
Ie4_128
Ie401sp2
Ie5
Ie501sp2
Ie6

In Windows XP, the same files and folders are sorted as:
Ie4_01
Ie4_128
Ie5
Ie6
Ie401sp2
Ie501sp2

To change back to the Windows 2000 sort order on a per user basis:

[HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\policies\explorer]
"NoStrCmpLogical"=REG_DWORD:1

To change back to the Windows 2000 sort order on a per machine basis:

[HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\policies\explorer]
"NoStrCmpLogical"=REG_DWORD:1

See here for further information:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318872

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    accurate, concise, useful. good for link to microsoft´s support.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This still doesn't explain at all why 3 files named Idiots.txt, Idiots2.txt and Idiots3.txt get sorted by default under win xp in windows explorer such that when the view is details, and the sort is by normal ascending name, Idiots.txt appears after the other two names.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The paths should be: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer] and [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
     
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