Whenever you copy and paste a specific file/folder to your desired location you just right-click on the folder and select the option that says “Copy”. Once you do that you go to the desired destination, and right-click on an empty space, and click on “Paste”. This is quite easy if you want to copy/move one particular file. However, if you want to move a bunch of files together, it can be quite a task. To pick several files and folders on a Windows 10 computer, hold down the
This function is disabled by default on Windows 10 computers. However, it is simple to enable with a few mouse clicks. When you enable the feature, checkboxes will appear when you hover the mouse pointer over a file. You can now easily and quickly select or un-check the desired items without having to hold down the
In Windows 10 File Explorer, there are at least two ways to enable or disable check-boxes for selecting multiple files or directories. These are as follows:-
- Through the File Explorer Options.
- Using the Registry Editor.
How to add or remove Check Boxes to Select Multiple Files or Folders using Folder Options?
Step 1: First, Open File Explorer Options on your computer.
Click on the
Step 2: In the File Explorer Options window, select the View tab and scroll down to the
When you do the above instructions, a checkbox will display when you hover your mouse over any object in File Explorer. These check-boxes can be used to select or deselect any item.
In case you change your mind and want to remove the check-boxes from the File Explorer in the future, un-check the checkbox that says “Use check-boxes to select things”.
How to enable or disable Check Boxes to Select Multiple Files or Folders via Registry Editor?
Use the following steps to enable or disable check-boxes to select multiple files or folders using the Registry Editor:-
Step 1: First, Open Registry Editor on your system.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor’s left side window, navigate to the following key:-
Step 3: Find
Step 4: Set the Value data figure to
Step 5: Click on
After completing the above registry settings, a checkbox will display anytime you hover your mouse over any object in File Explorer. These check-boxes can be used to select or deselect any file or folder.
To disable this functionality, repeat the preceding steps and modify the Value data from 1 to 0 in step 3.
On Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can enable or disable the check-boxes for selecting multiple files or directories by repeating similar processes. This function is useful if you have a touchscreen laptop.
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