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Need help with file arrangement in a folder - not a newbie

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    Need help with file arrangement in a folder - not a newbie


    Hello, Forum,

    I really need your help.

    I am using windows 8. And I have rather strange issue.

    The files in my folders are not in proper alphabetical order. I am using Bulk Rename Tool to rename my files with a prefix: AAAA, AAAB, AAAC etc.
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    But when I apply the new names to the files, the order changes in the windows folder. The letter Y goes up in the list:
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    I have tried renaming A, B, C etc. but the issue remains.
    Is it possible to change this arrangement in the folder? I really cant wrap my head around this one. And I cant use numerical names for this list as well, because I have to apply batch editing in Photoshop and photoshop will not save the edited files in the same sequance (long story).

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Might sound silly but is there an extra space between the "Y" and the "c'" in the filename? Hard to tell the font spacing but worth double checking.
    This does not entirely explain your issue as even with the space it should appear in proper order, but I am curious.
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    Posts : 2,128
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I am not a photo shopper but searching for info there seems to be either built in or via plugin, a bulk renamer. So I wonder why that isn't used?

    Perhaps the screen shot is photo shopped? heh heh heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyaddams View Post
    Might sound silly but is there an extra space between the "Y" and the "c'" in the filename? Hard to tell the font spacing but worth double checking.
    This does not entirely explain your issue as even with the space it should appear in proper order, but I am curious.
    Thats a good one. There was a double space/gap. But now after removing the gap, the file moved down below "AAAI". I m going to check for double gaps in the rest of the files.
    However there is a work around. After all job in Photoshop is done, I can make a copy of these "AAAA" files and rename them with numbers instead e.g. 0001, 0002 .... In that case it will match the Photoshoped files sequance.

    p.s. I tried windows fix tool but nothing. However, I have these files in my HDD. So I connected it to another laptop and the files were displayed in the same arrangement. Lets hope that there are double gaps which mess up the sequence.



    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I am not a photo shopper but searching for info there seems to be either built in or via plugin, a bulk renamer. So I wonder why that isn't used?

    Perhaps the screen shot is photo shopped? heh heh heh
    I did not know photoshop has a renamer lol. However the Bulk Rename Tool is more versatile.
    Screenshot being phostoshoped? Dude really? lol
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