1.    18 Jun 2017 #1
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    File Explorer Multiple Selection Using BOTH Check Boxes AND Shift Key


    I've been trying for months to find a way to use both Check Boxes AND Shift Key for multiple file selection. Searching Google and this forum I haven't found the solution. This thread Shift for selecting multiple Files not working comes close to this but not BOTH. I've been turning On/Off the boxes but would like to have a setting that allows use of both.

    Has anyone found a fix/work around that allows the use of both of these options?
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  2.    18 Jun 2017 #2
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    Sorry, I don't like the check boxes so I leave that turned off permanently. Actually, I hardly use the Shift key either, come to think of it.

    For my multiple file selection needs I use the Ctrl key, in combination with a click to select a file or click-and-drag to select multiple files. Try it: click on a file to select it, hold down Ctrl and click another to add it to the selection. Or 'Select all' then Ctrl-click to deselect a few individual files.
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  3.    18 Jun 2017 #3
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    Thanks for the reply Guru Bree. I've been using those methods too. Guess I'm just a creature of habit that does his best to hang on to the past. LOL, and yet here I am with Windows 10 and actually liking it.
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  4.    18 Jun 2017 #4
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    For me, with or without Check Boxes, Ctrl+Select selects individually;
    Shift+Select selects 1st selection, then 2nd selection selects everything in between, provided you are descending through the hierarchy.
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