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Windows 7: Open more than 15 files simultaneously from explorer

10 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Open more than 15 files simultaneously from explorer

I often have a need to open many files simultaneously from explorer (e.g. file1.txt, file2.txt, file3.txt, etc.). In Windows XP, I can select, say 30 files, and open them all by selecting them in an explorer window and either hitting "enter" or selecting "open" from the right mouse context dialog box. In Windows 7, on my system, I can do the same thing as long as the number of selected files is 15 or less. If I select 16 or more files, hitting "enter" has no effect and "open" is no longer available on the right mouse context menu.

Is there a way of setting this 15 file limit to a larger number?

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10 Jul 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

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10 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Thanks strollin

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Thanks for that link.

Do you know if that setting affects the "Details" Pane as well?
I often have to adjust the properties on multiple image files and if I select more than 15, I have to click on "Show more details".
It's a minor annoyance.
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10 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Thanks for that link.

Do you know if that setting affects the "Details" Pane as well?
I often have to adjust the properties on multiple image files and if I select more than 15, I have to click on "Show more details".
It's a minor annoyance.
I just tried it out myself and changed the registry entry to 100.

Apparently it does nothing to that "Details" issue which i find mildly annoying myself...
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10 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Thanks... works... exactly what I was looking for.
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10 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Thanks solarmystic

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Thanks for that link.

Do you know if that setting affects the "Details" Pane as well?
I often have to adjust the properties on multiple image files and if I select more than 15, I have to click on "Show more details".
It's a minor annoyance.
I just tried it out myself and changed the registry entry to 100.

Apparently it does nothing to that "Details" issue which i find mildly annoying myself...
Thanks for checking that out solarmystic.

It's a shame it doesn't get rid of that annoyance.
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07 Sep 2012   #7

Win7
 
 

Solution's here:

"http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022295"
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07 Sep 2012   #8

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djfehr View Post
I often have a need to open many files simultaneously from explorer (e.g. file1.txt, file2.txt, file3.txt, etc.). In Windows XP, I can select, say 30 files, and open them all by selecting them in an explorer window and either hitting "enter" or selecting "open" from the right mouse context dialog box. In Windows 7, on my system, I can do the same thing as long as the number of selected files is 15 or less. If I select 16 or more files, hitting "enter" has no effect and "open" is no longer available on the right mouse context menu.

Is there a way of setting this 15 file limit to a larger number?

Solution:

"http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022295"
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