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Windows 7: In Windows Explorer is there a way to select all files in a folder?

04 Jul 2013   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
In Windows Explorer is there a way to select all files in a folder?

If I open a folder and want to either move all files to another folder using click and move or to copy to a DVD, is there a shortcut command that would allow me to select all items instead of having to select them one at a time?


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04 Jul 2013   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

I personally like this little option myself.

Select all - Add to Context Menu in Windows 7
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04 Jul 2013   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

CTRL+A - That works for me most of the time :)

Hope This Helps,
Josh! :)
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04 Jul 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I also use CTL+A - or highlight the first file, then hold down the Shift key and highlight the last file. That is handy if you only want e.g. the first 20 or so.
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04 Jul 2013   #5
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Wow, those results are terrific. Thank you all very much.

Bill
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