There are times when you need to select multiple files and folders at the same time…and there are several methods to do so. The most notable include using the CTRL key and the SHIFT Key and or selecting all from the Command Bar. Visit the previous post: Select Multiple Files or Folders for instructions.
However…if you would like an easier way to select multiple files without holding down those keys you may enjoy using the new check box feature in Windows 7. This feature is turned off by default.
To turn on or enable the check box feature:
1. Click Organize on the Command Bar
2. Click Folder and Search Options
3. The Folder Options Dialog Box will appear
4. Click the View Tab
5. Scroll down in the Advanced settings until you see Use check boxes to select items. (located towards bottom of dialog box).
6. Click the Use Check boxes to Select items check box.
7. Click OK
8. Navigate to a location where you have multiple files saved. You should now notice a check box when you hover your mouse over any folder/file. Click desired folders/files.
Clicking the check boxes will allow you to select multiple folders/files with ease!