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Windows 7: Can't Select mutiple folders in Windows Explorer

31 Jan 2014   #11
millhouse123

Windows 7 x32
 
 

LOL - I am very aware of that limitation. Thanks


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31 Jan 2014   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Sorry to have asked such a basic question but sometimes these things turn out to be as simple as that.
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11 Aug 2014   #13
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

And for me it was as simple as that. Been a computer nerd for 40 years but did not know you cannot select multiple files in the navigator pane... obviously I've still got lots to learn.
Thanks Al
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11 Aug 2014   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there


I think this method is actually easier !!! and you are less likely to make a mistake when selecting multiple (folders) but not a contiguous block - i.e selections throughout the entire list with gaps.

I can't check on W7 at the moment as I'm on a Windows 8.1 VM but W8 works (I think) the same.

there should be a little square box - just click the ones you want to process.

(Sorry in advance if this doesn't work on W7 - but AFAIK there haven't been any changes in Windows explorer in Windows 8 / 8.1 - other than it's now called File explorer !!). Ensure the item check box is clicked in Folder view.

Cheers
jimbo


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11 Aug 2014   #15
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for this, yes its the same for w7. My problem was deleting lots of photographic folders which I had duplicates of or did not need any longer. I've never tried to do multiple deletes from the navigation panel previously, now I know why, so I was on a loser from the start. You'd have thought that in the last 40 years I would have tried this but no. I'm from a system programming mainframe background so these pesky little things should not cause me much of a problem..but hey you live and learn. Thanks again
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11 Aug 2014   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

zombiex1 Glad you found an interesting tweak on here. You should check out the 100's of tutorials to make life easier and get your system set up the way you want it not the way it arrived from the manufacturer. There is something for everyone.
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12 Aug 2014   #17
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for this I'll have a read through.
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20 Nov 2014   #18
Scoutshouse

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

In the interest of others who have read this, as old as it is, a possible workaround would be to put the files you want to select in bulk into a single folder you select and open in the browser where you can select multiple files.

Worked for me! it's just an extra step that can be easily undone.
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22 Feb 2016   #19
barleymow

Windows 7 Professional, x64-based PC
 
 

Millhouse123: Did you ever get this figured out? I believe I can help.
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