Track listing/numbering playing out of order

Roon Core Machine

Windows 11, Dell Precision Tower 3431, i9-9900 CPU @3.10 GHz, 32 GB RAM

Networking Gear & Setup Details

CenturyLink Technicolor C2100T modem and Netgear Orbi V2.7.4.24 for Wi/Fi

Connected Audio Devices

Moon 390 with Ethernet

Number of Tracks in Library

38386 Albums, 543425 tracks

Description of Issue

Is there a simple way or setting I’m missing to have Roon recognize the track names in a single folder so they play alpha-numerically. For some reason, if I have tracks named D1-T1, D1-T2, D1-T3… followed by D2-T1, D2-T2, D2-T3 or something similar like 101, 102, 103… and then 201, 202, 203… it plays the tracks D1-T1, D2-T1, D1-T2, D2-T2 etc or 101, 201, 102, 202, 103, 203. I have to go into the folder and manually create two new folders for Disc 1 and Disc 2 and move the respective files into each folder for Roon to recognize and sort them in correct order.

See this article for the correct format to use for disc/track numbering, if you wish to have all tracks of a box set in a single folder:

Personally, I use the alternative (also defined in the article) of having each CD of a box set in a separate sub-folder.

Yes I saw that and that’s what I have to do, manually move the files into separate folders for each disc. What I don’t understand is why Roon doesn’t recognize simple ordering like Windows and other computer OS and list the files in a folder by default in an alpha-numeric order, 101, 102, 103, 201, 202 and 203 and not the other way around.

Because that’s not the format it uses for disc number- track number for use in a single folder, it uses disc#-track# as specified in the article…

This enables Roon to split the tracks into individual discs. If you use, for example. 101, 102, 103, 201, 202 and 203 in a single folder, you’re just going to get all the tracks listed as that, as though it were a misnumbered single disc…