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

04 Jul 2013   #1

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

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Win 10 Pro x64

I personally like this little option myself.

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04 Jul 2013   #3

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
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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

Win7, home premium, 64 bit

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

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