Article ID : S500030237 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

Why are the files and folders not arranged in an alphabetical order?

    The files and folders are not arranged in an alphabetical order.

    This is the design of Windows® XP. Instead of sorting in alphabetical order, any numeric strings are handled as a number.

    Please refer to the article on StrCmpLogicalW Function under the String Function.

    For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
    Article ID: Q318872
    Last Modified: May 2, 2002
    Title: Incorrect Sort Order in Windows Explorer in Windows® XP