"chasgl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:85FF7737-D13D-4098-866F-625E240A209B@microsoft.com...
> My sweety and I take pictures and store them in folders. I label mine like
> this 2009 09 22. My sweety does 2009-09-22. We figured that way they would
> appear by date and each of ours would be separate. But the order comes out
> like this
> 2009 08 27 Near Ali and Saida's mostly biking
> 2009 08 28 Saida and Ali return Arc de Triumph and Tour Effel
> <a bunch of other folders>
> 2009-01-04. Dhyana-Terri in town.breakfast
> 2009-02-27. Party-Selim.Saida,Ali.Dan.Matt
> 2009-09-14 Lemgo
> 2009-09-23 Austin Property
> 2009 08 29 Sacre-coer
> 2009 08 30. Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Ali+M+C
> So first are some with 2009<space> etc
> then some 2009- etc
> then some 2009<space> etc
> Why would this strange thing happen? Any way to fix it?
It maybe caused by support for 8dot3 naming convention.
8dot3 Name as the appear in Explorer
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 200908~3 2009 08 27 Near Ali and Saida's mostly biking
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 200908~4 2009 08 28 Saida and Ali return Arc de Triumph and Tour Effel
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 20E603~1 2009 08 29 Sacre-coer
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 200908~1.ALI 2009 08 30. Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Ali+M+C
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 2009-0~1.BRE 2009-01-04. Dhyana-Terri in town.breakfast
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 2009-0~1.MAT 2009-02-27. Party-Selim.Saida,Ali.Dan.Matt
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 2009-0~4 2009-09-14 Lemgo
10/05/2009 04:51 AM <DIR> 20BB6C~1 2009-09-23 Austin Property
8dot3 naming convention goes back to the days of DOS. 8 letters (filename) dot (separator) 3 letters (file extension). It's there to support old programs that still use the 8dot3 naming convention to find files.
For whatever reason Explorer maybe using the 8dot3 naming convention to sort the directories.
You can turn it off.
How to Disable the 8.3 Name Creation on NTFS Partitions
1. Start Regedt32.exe and locate the following registry key:
2. Select the NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation entry.
NOTE: By default, the value for this entry is set to 0.
3. On the Edit menu, click DWORD. Type a value of 1 in the Data field.
4. Click OK and then quit Regedt32.
5. Quit Windows NT and turn off your computer.
6. Restart your computer and Windows NT.
As the KB notes, this works only for file or directory created after the registry change and reboot.