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Selecting Multiple Files

Friday, November 30th, 2007 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Have you ever needed to open, move or delete several files all at one time? Well, if you have, I can show you a few techniques on how to select those files much faster and easier than what you may have done in the past. Let’s get to it, shall we?!

First off, I will show you how to open a couple files at the same time. You can start by locating the files you wish to open, preferably in your My Documents folder. Once you’ve found them, click once on the first file and then move your cursor to the last one, but don’t click yet! Before you click, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and then finally, double click the last file. When you double click the last file, your files should pop up together, as shown here:



The second method I’m going to show you is for opening large groups of files at the same time. It’s similar to the first technique, but it is slightly different, so be sure to pay attention! First, click once on the first file and then move your cursor to the next one. Next, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then click your mouse through the whole list of files. Be sure to hold the Ctrl key down until you have finished selecting all of the files. Once you’ve finished choosing your files, you can go ahead and double click on the very last one. Just like before, all of those files will pop up together, as shown here:



Now, you can do a few other things with both of these techniques. You can drag them into another folder, to your hard drive or even to the Recycling Bin. If you can’t see the folder you want to put them in, cut them by right clicking on any file in the selection and choosing Cut from the shortcut menu. Then just navigate to the folder you want to put the files into, right click on it again and select Paste.

You can now open your files much faster than ever before. Have fun!

~Mike Pettinato

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