If holding CTRL or Shift to select multiple files in Windows 7 isn’t your gig, then check boxes make a great alternative. Included in Windows 7 is a groovy check box feature for selecting files, however by default it’s disabled so most users don’t even know it’s an option! I personally like the check box feature as it’s easy to use and avoids becoming annoying by auto-hiding until you hover over them with the mouse. Let’s look at how to set them up.
How To Enable Check boxes To Select Multiple Files In Windows 7
1. Click the Windows Start Menu Orb, then Type in Folder Options and Press Enter.
2. In the folder options window, Click the View tab and then Check the box for Use check boxes to select items. When you’re finished Click OK to save changes.
That’s it, quick and simple. Now whenever you want to Select multiple items while browsing your folders in Windows 7, you can do so using check boxes.
A few extra tips regarding the Windows 7 File/Folder item Check Boxes:
- If you accidentally Click on the file instead of the check box, it will clear all other check boxes!
- The boxes will remain hidden until you hover or click them.
- Simple un-check the option in step 2 to disable the Check Box to select items feature.
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