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W8.1 File (Windows) explorer Sort sequence error

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    W8.1 File (Windows) explorer Sort sequence error


    Hi there

    Is it just me missing something or is the Sort not working properly in File (or what used to be Windows) Explorer. Running Windows 8.1 X-64.

    In the screen shot surely all the folders starting Claudio Monteverdi should be shown together.

    Doesn't happen and I can't see any strange characters in the folder names either.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Jimbo I too have run into that issue. Couldn't figure out what it was. I actually ended up copying and pasting the name from the properties window of the correct file and editing the one as needed and then they sorted properly. Still not sure what caused it.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    I changed the name, re-sorted, changed the name back to what I wanted and then it was OK.

    Still no idea of what happened -- If the SORT doesn't work properly then all sorts of scripts that read say directories in what should be a proper sort sequence could get errors in them !! -- Could possibly be an unprintable character somehow in the title but I'm sure I didn't have one of those.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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W8.1 File (Windows) explorer Sort sequence error
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