How do I highlight more than one file at a time?


  1. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How do I highlight more than one file at a time?


    I used to click on the first file, hold down the shift key, then highlight the last file in a series which would then highlight all the files in between. doesn't seem to work like that anymore and I'm just now finding out. I'm looking at a list view and like to know how to highlight a number of files (for instance, I want to delete a bunch of contiguous files). Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 27,170
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Should work just the same. Shift+click= continuous list, CTRL+click= adding files to the list

    Are your Shift and Ctrl keys working normally?

    This is in Details view..., also working in list, icons..

    Do you have check boxes to select files checked? Uncheck it
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  3. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks!! I was clicking on the first item - then clicking on the last item while holding down the shift key. I see now that I have to hold down the shift key for the FIRST item - then,while still holding down the shift key, click on the last item. I feel like a dummy
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  4. Posts : 27,170
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    Nisko said:
    Thanks!! I was clicking on the first item - then clicking on the last item while holding down the shift key. I see now that I have to hold down the shift key for the FIRST item - then,while still holding down the shift key, click on the last item. I feel like a dummy
    Clicking on the first (without Shift) and the Shift+click on the last is also working for me. Think this is the way it should work.

    Something not right with your keyboard
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  5. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Just realized that my mouse is set to double click with a left mouse click. That's the difference - my keyboard is fine. Thanks again.
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  6. Posts : 27,170
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #6

    Nisko said:
    Just realized that my mouse is set to double click with a left mouse click. That's the difference - my keyboard is fine. Thanks again.
    glad you solved it
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