Have you ever wanted to quickly select multiple files, but weren’t sure how? If you’re a Windows user, the process is actually quite simple. This blog post will teach you the basics of how to select multiple files on Windows 10. Learn How to Select Multiple Files on Windows?
How to Select Multiple Files on Windows?
- Using the Keyboard and Mouse Together for Selecting Multiple Files – One of the easiest ways to select multiple files is by using a combination of your mouse and keyboard. First, open up your File Explorer window (this can be done by double clicking the yellow folder icon in your taskbar). Then, click and hold down your mouse button while pressing down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard. Now, you can simply drag your mouse over all of the files that you want to select. As long as you keep holding down both keys simultaneously, all of those files will remain selected until you let go
- Using Checkboxes for Selecting Multiple Files – If dragging with a mouse isn’t working out for you, there is another way to select multiple files at once. In this method, we’ll be relying on checkboxes that appear next to each file/folder when enabled in File Explorer. To enable checkboxes in File Explorer, click on “View” in the top toolbar and make sure that “Item Check boxes” is checked off. Once that option is enabled, click on any checkbox next to a file or folder and it will be selected; now when you click on any other checkbox, it too will be selected without deselecting any other items previously marked with checkboxes. You can also use the same “Ctrl + Mouse Button Click” combination from above if needed while using checkboxes.
Selecting multiple files doesn’t have to be tricky; with these two methods described above—using your mouse/keyboard or using checkboxes—you’ll be able to quickly multi-select a variety of files on Windows 10! The best part? These methods work with nearly all versions of Windows 10 so they should serve as helpful tools regardless of what devices are being used. Happy selecting!