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Hi, I'm trying to use FileFindFirstFile and NextFile to change a set of filenames that have letters followed by numbers as the filename.

eg. apple1.txt, apple2.txt, apple12.txt, apple16.txt, apple23.txt

I want to change the filenames whilst retaining the order: apple1.txt, apple2.txt, apple3.txt, apple4.txt, apple5.txt, but the FileFindNextFile function returns the files in the order: apple1.txt, apple12.txt, apple16.txt, apple2.txt, apple23.txt.

Is there a workaround that'll get the function to return the searches in the "correct" order (like how windows explorer would display the files).

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Hi, I'm trying to use FileFindFirstFile and NextFile to change a set of filenames that have letters followed by numbers as the filename.

eg. apple1.txt, apple2.txt, apple12.txt, apple16.txt, apple23.txt

I want to change the filenames whilst retaining the order: apple1.txt, apple2.txt, apple3.txt, apple4.txt, apple5.txt, but the FileFindNextFile function returns the files in the order: apple1.txt, apple12.txt, apple16.txt, apple2.txt, apple23.txt.

Is there a workaround that'll get the function to return the searches in the "correct" order (like how windows explorer would display the files).

I don't know about an option for the sort order, but you could do it yourself by string manipulation:

#include <array.au3>
#include <string.au3>

Dim $avFiles[5] = ['apple1.txt', 'apple12.txt', 'apple16.txt', 'apple2.txt', 'apple23.txt']
_ArrayDisplay($avFiles, "Before")

For $n = 0 To UBound($avFiles) - 1
    $Num = _StringBetween($avFiles[$n], "apple", ".txt")
    $avFiles[$n] = "apple" & StringFormat("%03u", $Num[0]) & ".txt"
Next
_ArraySort($avFiles)
_ArrayDisplay($avFiles, "After")

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