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File Check Boxes in Windows 7

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When you’re selecting a bunch of files in Windows 7, what’s your method? Do you drag a box around them and hope you don’t ensnare anything extra? Do you hold Ctrl and click file after file?

Or do you just use check boxes?

How do I get those, you ask? Well, Follow me!

In Windows explorer, click the Organize button in the top left-hand corner and select “Folder and search options”.


Make sure you’re under the View tab. Under Advanced settings, scroll down to the bottom and put a check next to “Use check boxes to select items”.


Now when you hover your pointer over a file a check box will appear in the icon for you to click. It’s just an extra layer of assurance for when you’ve got a lot of selecting to do!