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Select Items with Check Boxes

How to Select Items with Check Boxes in Windows 7
Published by Brink
15 May 2009
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How to Select Items with Check Boxes in Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to add a check box to Windows Explorer to help make selecting multiple files, folders, or drives at once easier in Windows 7.

When check boxes is used, you can now just hover the mouse pointer over each item and check the check box to select the item.
Note   Note
By default, you could select multiple files and folders using keyboard shortcuts.

To select random multiple files or folders:
Press and hold the Ctrl key while clicking on a file or folder to select them, then release the Ctrl key when finished.

To Select everything inbetween two selected files or folders including the selected files and folders:
Select a file or folder, press and hold the Shift key, click on another file or folder to select them and everything inbetween them, then release the Shift key.


EXAMPLE: Selecting Items with a Check Box
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OPTION ONE
Using Folder Options
1. Open Folder Options, and click on the View tab. (see screenshot below)
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2. To Use Check Boxes to Select Items
A) Check the Use check boxes to select items box, then click on OK. (see screenshot above)
3. To Not Use Check Boxes to Select Items
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Uncheck the Use check boxes to select items box, then click on OK. (see screenshot below step 1)



OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download
1. To Use Check Boxes to Select Items
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Turn_On_Check_Boxes_to_Select_Items.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Not Use Check Boxes to Select Items
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Turn_Off_Check_Boxes_to_Select_Items.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.
That's it,
Shawn



02 Jul 2010   #1
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks for this Shawn.
I figure I have about another 300 years to learn.

Regards

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02 Jul 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Lomai. None of us know everything, and are always learning.
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