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Windows 7: Using Check Boxes in Windows Explorer

02 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Using Check Boxes in Windows Explorer

I have been using the Check Box option in XP, Win7 and now Win8 and up until today when I needed to move a bunch of file it has always worked for me. I've thought about posting a question as to how to select multiple files using the check boxes, but have never gotten around to it.
So, how does one using the check boxes select multiple files all at once like you can not using the check boxes. I have tried holding the shift and ctrl keys separately and together and a lot of other key combos but nothing seems to work. Come on you geniuses ....... LOL thanks Guys and Gals.

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02 Jun 2014   #2

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Simply click the check box on each file or folder you want to select, then Context Menu > Copy (or Cut) or Drag & Drop files where you want to. No additional key presses needed.

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