How to Make multiple selections in Windows Explorer

Posted: August 19, 2009 in System Basics, System Information, Vista
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You probably know that it is possible to select multiple files in Windows Explorer by holding down the [Ctrl] key while you click on the files. But the handling sometimes leads to false movements requiring any re-select …

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From Windows Explorer, click Organize and then Folder Options. Go to the “View” tab. Scroll down the list “Advanced Settings” to the end and check the “Use the checkboxes to select items”.

Therefore, whenever the mouse flies over a file, a check box appears, allowing you to select multiple files without using the keyboard. This is particularly useful in display list mode.

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