Disable the numeric classification in file explorer in Windows 10

Η εξερεύνηση αρχείων είναι η προεπιλεγμένη διαχείρισης αρχείων των Windows από την 95 έως και σήμερα. Εκτός από τις διαχείρισης αρχείων, το Explorer.exe υλοποιεί επίσης το shell, το , taskbar, desktop icons, and Start menu.

It is worth noting that in Windows 10, the Start menu is a special UWP application, which is integrated into the shell. Starting with the , File Explorer got the user interface bar and quick access toolbar.

Numerical sorting is enabled

Numerical sorting is disabled

You must be logged in as an administrator before proceeding. The change will apply to all user accounts. To turn off numerical sorting in File Explorer in Windows 10, do the following:

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor application.
Step 2. Go to the following registry key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

Step 3. On the right, create a new value 32 named NoStrCmpLogical. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you must create a 32-bit DWORD value.

Step 4. Set its value to 1 in decimal to disable numeric sorting.
Step 5. Restart Explorer (Windows Explorer)
To reactivate the function, delete the NoStrCmpLogical value you created or set it to 0.

Alternatively, if your version of Windows 10 includes the Group Local Editor application, you can use it instead of disturbing the registry. That is, if you are running Windows 10 Pro, or Enterprise or Education, do the following:
Step 1. Press Win + R at the same time and in the execution window that appears type: gpedit.msc and press Enter.
Step 2. The Local Group Policy Editor will open. Go to Settings \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ File Explorer (Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ File Explorer).
Step 3. Enable "Disable numerical sorting in file exploration"

Step 4. Restart Windows 10.

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  1. Thank you. I did not know that the string sorting method could be changed.
    The bad thing is that it comes to me very late, since over the years I have become accustomed to the default of windows which is so contrary to my own mentality in sorting a directory…

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