It makes sense in that AE first sorts by numbers, no matter what. AE doesn't care for human-readable ordering, but you are right, it would probably be a sensible option. In any case, your system could probably be easily fixed by switching to an a,b,c naming pattern. I had an article on that on my deceased error code database. Problem with your approach is that it is always going to end up confusing because you may actually at one point introduce dates, version numbers or other numerals in teh file/ folder names themselves and if you accidentally forget a space or underscore, it could completely jumble up your ordering no matter whether AE were smarter about it...
Appreciate what you are saying.
But, as I said, I've been using my system for decades without it confusing me.
So no worries there.
And introducing spaces or dates in my system should affect it alpha-numerically just like I would expect in other apps
But in AE it does not.
001-alternateIf I had a comp with a wild set of numbers.
and f I added a letter onto the end it shouldn't send it shooting to the bottom of a list.
But it does.
But my system for organizing isn’t the fundamental issue.
The sorting order seems like a grave error in alpha-numeric ordering.
The equivalent in sorting in my system is:
AE has no problem.
But if Adobe sorted like this:AAA
Wouldn’t that seem odd?
And if Adobe were consistent, I’d be less surprised.
While Encore sorts like After Effects,
Photoshop, Audition and Media Encoder sort the way I would expect they should.
Perhaps most importantly it isn’t even consistent within AE itself. If I have numbered files that have extensions they sort as I would expect, but numbered Compositions do not (!). What is up with that!?!?
The fact that numbers don’t sort in numeric-alpha order seems… well… just... wrong.