As of version 6.22 there are two sorting methods for the explorer file list, but what is the difference between logical sorting and standard sorting?
Logical file sorting is often referred to as digit sorting, or numerical file sorting!
1.) ... The logical sorting and standard sorting!
|(Image-1) Difference between logical sorting and standard sorting!|
2.) Can I turn off / disable the logical file name sorting?
Yes via the Dir-Print-OK menu
View ► Logical file sorting
(... see Image-1 Point 1 and 2)
|(Image-2) logical sorting and standard sorting!|
3.) Why the logical file name sorting in the Explorer list view?While the default sort works well in most cases, files with names containing digits are intuitively sorted by counter. For example, the contents of a folder containing files with numeric suffixes would typically look like this:
But you would prefer to see a result like this:
4.) ... Is the logical file sorting by digits slower than standard file sorting?
Of course, a more complex file sorting is more time-consuming than a simple alphabetical file sorting. The comparison is not just based on characters. So '3' > '13' and then also alphabetically.
But it also works for decimals!
FAQ 28: Updated on: 20 May 2022 05:29