I have a picture library containing folders that I want to sort by the "Name" column. As you can see, it sorts the first eight items correctly but then restarts the sorting for the final four items. Those four should be at the top of the list if this sort was truly alphabetical. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Try to sort from view and compare the results. Nov 5, 2019 at 1:29
  • Or, last resort, create a custom sort column (int) and sort the list based on that field Nov 5, 2019 at 16:02

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I have done a test in my SharePoint and i cannot reproduce your issue:

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Please modify view->sort by Name, compare the results.


Okay, I still don't know what was causing this bug/inconsistency, but what I did to fix it was to simply recreate the folders anew and delete the original ones. They're sorting correctly alphabetically now. 🤷‍♂️

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