Thursday, December 24, 2009

Using check boxes for files and folders in Windows 7

Would you like an easier way to select multiple files in Windows Explorer without having to press "Ctrl" key or "Shiht? Today we will see how to enable the checkboxes (CheckBox) that may make it easier for some users to select multiple items.

Know how to select multiple files in Windows Explorer by pressing "Shift" or "Ctrl" to select with the mouse. Holding the key "Ctrl" allows you to select multiple items alone. Press "Shift" to select multiple files or folders in a row.


For the checkboxes, click the Start button and type in Folder Options, and press enter. In the Folder Options window click the View tab, and scroll down under Advanced Settings and select the box Use checkboxes to select items, and click Apply and OK.

Now you will see a small selection box next to the item you want to select. With this feature you need not press any keys, just click to place a checkmark in the box.

There will also be a checkbox in the menu bar to select all items. And also you can select the desktop icons, folders, and files you want to move to another location. The property of the check boxes is also available in Vista following the same procedure ... enabling Folder Options.

This is a way to select multiple items ordenadaque without worrying about holding a key. This works with any view in Explorer but it works better with Vista Rules.