Alphabetic order differs form Numeric Order

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When image files are re-named in LR, often a numeric numbering of the files is part of the new name.   This can cause an un-necessary problem because of the way this is done.

Other tools often allow alphabetic ordering, but applying numeric ordering to a particular field in a file name is something I've never found.  If these index numbers were simply zero-padded then the numeric and alphabetic ordering would agree.  There should at least be an option to force these numbers to be zero padded when Lightroom performs re-naming. 
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pecohen

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Tom Mickow

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I'm not 100% sure I'm understanding your problem, but if you're just asking for Lr to pad zeros on the front of the numbers to maintain a consistent number of characters when you rename files, that feature is already there.

Just have a look in the filename template editor.
Formats listed with (1) at the end will rename with 8, 9, 10.
Formats listed with (01) will rename with 08, 09, 10.
etc.



If I'm completely missing your point, perhaps you could add some additional explanation & provide examples.
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That will probably solve the problem.