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How to change number arrangements in folders in XP


One of the frustrating things about folders in windows xp is that numbers are never organised or sorted correctly. So a folder contain pictures would be displayed as 1.jpg, 10.jpeg, 11.jpeg, 2.jpeg, 3.jpeg.

To change the way windows xp displays you need to do the following

1) Open Regedit

2) Navigate to the following node

HKEY_LOCAL_USER\Software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer

3) Right click anywhere in the right hand side of the panel and select “new” then “DWORD Value”

3) Name it “NoStrCmpLogical” and right click on it and select “modify”

4) In the “NoStrCmpLogical” set its value to 1 and click ok

5) Close Regedit

Hit F5 and the folder display will refresh and show the numbered files in a logical order.

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