Numbers at the beginning of file names

Numbers at the beginning of file names

Post by UGlwcG » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 19:39:01


Is is it possible to change the way XP Professional recognises and sorts file names when they begin with a number? In my previous system (2000 Pro) for file names that began with single digit numbers we began them with a <space> so that '11' did not come before '2'. XP seems to recognise the file names in a different way which means they are now (in XP) displayed out of order. Eg:

With 2000 Pro: so changed to
1jan04 <space>1jan04
11jan04 <space>2jan04
2jan04 11jan04

With XP
11jan04
<space>1jan04
<space>2jan04

Is there any way we can override the default or do we have to change the names of all our files?
Does this make any sense??
I am not an 'IT person' (as you can probably tell from the way I have worded this question) so please, if anyone out there can help, please avoid using jargon in your reply.

Many thanks
Pippa
 
 
 

Numbers at the beginning of file names

Post by Wesley Vog » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 22:26:17

Yep. Use TweakUI

TweakUI
[+] Explorer
Use intuitive filename sorting

[[If this is checked the Explorer will sort files so that, for e.g. ile 5 comes before ile 10because 5 comes before 10. If this is unchecked then
Explorer will use literal sorting, in which case ile 10will come before
ile 5because 1 comes before 5. ]]
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Download TweakUI >>>e >>>

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Tweak UI
TweakUI.exe
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Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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The Sort Order for Files and Folders Whose Names Contain Numerals Is
Different in Windows XP Than It Is in Windows 2000
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;319827

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes


P<ppa < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >.com> hunted and peck>d:
> Is is it possible to change the way XP Professional recognises >nd
> sorts file names when they begin with a number? In my previ>us
> system (2000 Pro) for file names that began with single digit numb>rs
> we began them wi<h a <>pace> so that '11' did not come before '>'.
> XP seems to recognise the file names in a different way which me>ns
> they are now (in XP) displayed out of order. >g:> >
> With 2000 Pro: so changed>to
> 1jan04 < <>pace>1ja>04
> 11jan04 < <>pace>2ja>04
> 2jan04 11ja>04> >
> With>XP
> 11ja>0<
> <>pace>1ja>0<
> <>pace>2ja>04> >
> Is there any way we can override the default or do we have to cha>ge
> the names of all our fil>s?
> Does this make any sens>??
> I am not an 'IT person' (as you can probably tell from the way I h>ve
> worded this question) so please, if anyone out there can help, ple>se
> avoid using jargon in your rep>y.> >
> Many tha>ks
> Pippa

 
 
 

Numbers at the beginning of file names

Post by sparkle » Thu, 05 Aug 2004 00:56:54

or you can just pu a '0' in front, that's how I do dates
anyway. So it'd be like 01jan04 and that would come
before 11jan04



recognises and sorts file names when they begin with a
number? In my previous system (2000 Pro) for file names
that began with single digit numbers we began them with a
<space> so that '11' did not come before '2'. XP seems
to recognise the file names in a different way which
means they are now (in XP) displayed out of order. Eg:
have to change the names of all our files?
the way I have worded this question) so please, if anyone
out there can help, please avoid using jargon in your
reply.