Hi! RoseRodent, welcome to 7F
In Vista and newer, including Windows 7 and Windows 8, there is an option to use check boxes for multi-selection. For some reason, this is turned off by default, but it is simple to turn on:
- In Windows Explorer, hit the ALT key one time to make the hidden menu bar appear.
- Select Tools > Folder Options.
- Select the View tab.
- Scroll down and select the option named “Use check boxes to select items”.
- Click Apply, then OK.
You will now have the option to select each file by simply placing a check to the left of each file name.
Or you can go >Control Panel >Folder Options >View tab >Scroll down and select the option named “Use check boxes to select items”.
Then go back to any Folder you want to work in, and you will see the boxes on or near the files you would like to select.
It depends on how you have your view settings set.
It can be reversed by going back into Tools or Control Panel >Folder Options >View >and deselecting the check box for check boxes.