How to change file sorting order of numbered files

If you ever create files with numbers as names, you might have noticed that in Windows XP, Explorer will put a file named 2doc.jpg after one that’s named 20doc.jpg. One workaround is to put a zero in front of those one-digit numbers, but another solution is to edit the registry
 to make the sorting of numbers working as you’d expect it to.

Here’s how:
Open your registry editor and navigate to the following location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explore
Right click in an empty space in the right pane and select New | DWORD value
Name the new value NoStrCmpLogical
Right click the new item and set its value data to 1
Close the registry editor

Here’s the VDO:

Via: WXPnews (

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