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When working with Windows File Explorer, you would often have felt the need to select multiple files or folders simultaneously. There are several ways to select multiple files or folders.
For example, you can open the folder that contains the files or folders you want to select, then select the files or folders using one of these methods:
- To select a continuous group of files or folders, click the first item, hold down the SHIFT button, and then click the last item.
- To select a continuous group of files or folders without using the keyboard, drag the mouse pointer to make a selection around the outside of the items you want to save.
- To select non-consecutive files or folders, hold down the CTRL key, then click each item you want to select or use the check boxes.
- To select all files or folders, click Organize on the toolbar, and then click Select All.
Cannot select more than one file or folder
If, for any reason, you cannot select multiple files or folders in Windows File Explorer, either after using the Select All option on the Organize tab, or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A, you can try this:
1] Open the folder options, click the Reset Folder button, restart your computer and see if it helped.
2]. If this does not help, first create a system restore point, then open Regedit. To do this, press Win+R in combination and in the’Run’ dialog box that appears on your computer screen, type’regedit’ and press ‘OK’.
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Restart your.exe explorer or computer and see if it helped.
3] You can also try troubleshooting Windows files and folders. In addition to solving other Explorer problems, it also fixes the following problems :
You cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select more than one item in Windows Explorer, or you cannot select multiple items in a Windows Explorer window by holding down the SHIFT key or CTRL key while clicking the items.
Should run under Windows 10/8/7/Vista.