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    Folders not accepting numerals as names in Windows 7 Home Basic

    I have some folders in Windows 7 Home Basic System and want to rename them to numbers. When I entered the number is the name on the folder, it changes to some text, but does not fix the name on the folder to number. What might be the problem? Please, help me!



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    Re: Folders not accepting numerals as names in Windows 7 Home Basic

    METHOD 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
    1. Type gpedit.msc in Start Menu search box or RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.
    2. Now go to:
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer
    3. In right-side pane, double-click on "Turn off numerical sorting in Windows Explorer" and set its value toEnabled.

    4. That's it. It'll immediately disable new intuitive file name sorting and bring back classic literal file name sorting in your Windows.
    PS: If you want to restore default file name sorting, simply set value of "Turn off numerical sorting in Windows Explorer" to either Not Configured or Disabled.
    METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor (regedit)
    Some Windows editions such as Home Basic, Home Premium and Starter don't come with Group Policy Editor. Although its possible to install Group Policy Editor in these unsupported Windows editions using this article, but if you don't want to install it or can't use Group Policy Editor, here is a Registry method given to do the same thing:
    1. Type regedit in Start Menu search box or RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
    2. Now go to following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer
    If you don't see "Explorer" key under Policies key, create it manually.
    3. Now in right-side pane, create a new DWORD NoStrCmpLogical and set its value to 1

    4. That's it. Restart or log off and you'll get Windows 2000 style classic literal file name sorting back in Windows XP, Vista and 7.
    PS: If you want to restore default file name sorting, simply set value of "NoStrCmpLogical" to 0 or delete the DWORD.

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