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Disable new file sorting algorithm (For current user)

This setting lets you disable the new system for file sorting algorithm.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Sorting algorithm is an algorithm that puts elements of a list in a certain order – the mostly used order is numerically increasing order. The output must be easy to understand and readable. All versions of Windows before Windows XP used a binary sorting algorithm for sorting files. It gave the result like this: File 1.doc, File 10.doc and File 2.doc. It is clear that the decimal part was not taken into account. Starting from Windows XP, Windows uses a new character-based sorting algorithm that takes the logical order into account. So, the result came fine with File 1.doc, File 2.doc and File 10.doc.

Numerals in strings, which are contained in files and folders, are taken as numeric content in Windows XP as well as Windows 2003. They are sorted according to their numeric value.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value name “NoStrCmpLogical”, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with “1” to disable the new sorting algorithm and enable the windows 2000 sorting algorithm.

Delete this entry from your registry for new sorting algorithm.

Restart your system.

Note: This tweak works for Windows XP Service Pack 1 or greater installed on the system.

Disable new file sorting algorithm (For current user).reg

The ".reg" file can disable new file sorting algorithm.

Enable new file sorting algorithm (For current user)(Default).reg

The ".reg" file can enable new file sorting algorithm.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The new file sorting algorithm is disabled.

The new file sorting algorithm is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "NoStrCmpLogical".

Third, right-click on the 'NoStrCmpLogical' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the search arguments from Find dialog box.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

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Hide the shortcut mark from an Internet shortcut (.URL) file.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting will hide the shortcut mark from any new Internet shortcut (*.URL) you create.

Change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This tweak is used to change the description of “.EXE” files in Windows Explorer when you click on the Details in View menu.

Hide “Shortcut to” prefix to any new shortcut you create.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting will hide shortcut to prefix for any new shortcut, you create.

Show the extension for the Shortcut into a Document (.SHB) files.

Category : Display > Files & Folders

This setting enables you to show the “.SHB” files extension. If you have a file for example “Work”, you can show the extension that it looks like “Work.shb”.

 
 
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