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Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 12.03.2008, 22:58
by screenhog
Free Commander version 2007.10a Windows XP SP2

When I sort a list by name either ascending or descending the listing isn't in pure numerical order with numbers in the file name. For example:

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Ideally it should sort as:

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This has stopped me from completely adoting what is otherwise a far superior file manager than the standard windows one (which sorts numbers correctly).

Posted: 13.03.2008, 06:16
by ralfso
Hello,

Extras >> Settings >> View >> Sorting

What you call "correct sorting" is mathematical sorting of filenames with numbers (in FC called natural sorting). This is a feature of explorer since Win XP.
A filename with numbers is not really a number; an "correct" sorting is alphabetically. But you're right that its easier with "narural sorting".

Posted: 13.03.2008, 22:33
by screenhog
ralfso wrote:Hello,

Extras >> Settings >> View >> Sorting

What you call "correct sorting" is mathematical sorting of filenames with numbers (in FC called natural sorting). This is a feature of explorer since Win XP.
A filename with numbers is not really a number; an "correct" sorting is alphabetically. But you're right that its easier with "narural sorting".
Thanks ralfso, couldn't find anything in the help or forums. Guess it isn't a bug or issue :) Now I have no reason to use the native Xp file manager

Posted: 13.03.2008, 23:53
by Dreamer
Moved to General Discussion.

Re: Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 06.11.2014, 00:03
by raffamaiden
In windows 8, you need first to do this

1) windows key + R (will open the "run dialog")
2) gpedit.msc
3) In the left pane, User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8)
4) in the right pane, double lick on "turn off numerical sorting in file explorer"
5) click on "disabled"
6) ok

Re: Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 06.11.2014, 05:36
by Timon
See no problems in FC XE 674 (but it was in program for long time). So you should upgrade to XE version.
Ideally it should sort as:

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Tools - Settings... - View - File/folder list - Tab Sorting - from drop down list select "Natural sorting (as Explorer)"

You'll see that all items are sorted as you wished.

Re: Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 06.11.2014, 19:55
by ralfso
The date of this topic is from 2008!

Re: Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 07.11.2014, 06:21
by Timon
The date of this topic is from 2008!
But may be @screenhog still waiting when his problem would be finally solved.

Re: Sort by Name numeric ordering

Posted: 07.11.2014, 11:07
by ralfso
The problem is solved, he found the place where to switch the view to "natural sorting" in the old FC.

For the new FCXE it is at settings >>> View >>> File/Folder list >>> Sorting