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illogical XP file number sequencing!

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  1. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    I had a perfectly good file number sequence which went like this, for example ~

    tbh_0051
    tbh_0051x
    tbh_0060
    tbh_0060x
    (and much further down the list)
    tbh_050
    tbh_051
    tbh_060

    All very logical, leading zeros counting as a real number.

    Suddenly, under XP, they are in this sequence ~

    tbh_050
    tbh_0051
    tbh_051
    tbh_0051x
    tbh_060
    tbh_0060
    tbh_0060x

    where the second leading zero seems to be irrelevant. Not only are they now out of sequence but all lumped higgledy piggledy together. This makes my pitiful life incredibly difficult because none of my many thousands of file numbers now make any logical sense! Can anyone help me put the old numbering sequence back together again and regain my sanity?
     
  2. Die Hard

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    It seems as if they are stored in alphabethical order. Go to "view>icons " and see if you can get them back by using "date of change" or "size" .

    Die Hard
     
  3. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    Nothing works.

    I've played around with icon listing, tiles, thumbnails, lists, details, whatever with no change to the way this stupid OS lists numbers. I've been into Properties and 'Customised' (is that some sick joke?) this folder by flicking through Photo Albums and Documents and Pictures, etc, etc, and again, no change. And now I have a useless menu to the left of my list with Folder & File Task, Other Places and Details which I cannot get rid of. GRRRRRRR!!!!! Do I HATE XP!!!!!!! This must be the most irritating, stupid, crassly-designed, no-brainer of an OS EVER!
     
  4. WindowWizard

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    Have you checked the regional and alnguage settings in the control panel?

    If those are set wrong I can see how this would occure.
     
  5. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    I don't follow what you mean.
     
  6. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    Anyone else with any thoughts on why this is happening and how I can resolve this problem? :(

    The file numbers follow the correct sequence in Win95 and Win2000Pro. Why should XP be any different in the way it reads numbers? :confused:
     
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