Windows 10: How do I select multiple files in File Explorer for copy on a tablet? Solved


  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 & 8.1
       01 Oct 2015 #1

    How do I select multiple files in File Explorer for copy on a tablet?


    I want to move pictures I have taken with my Windows 10 Tablet to an external usb. I can copy them one at a time, but I would like to be able to select several picture by hitting the ctrl key or the shift key, but when I bring up the on screen keyboard, that does not work. Is there a solution for tablets?
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2

    Its Ctrl A on a computer, no idea what it might be on a tablet.
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  3.    01 Oct 2015 #3

    You could try looking on google search......should be in their..
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  4. Posts : 16,539
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       01 Oct 2015 #4

    bpratt said: View Post
    I want to move pictures I have taken with my Windows 10 Tablet to an external usb. I can copy them one at a time, but I would like to be able to select several picture by hitting the ctrl key or the shift key, but when I bring up the on screen keyboard, that does not work. Is there a solution for tablets?
    I have never used a tablet before, but...
    Can you use the ribbon in file explorer?
    Go to View tab and check "Item Checkboxes", then go to the home tab (if you want the whole folder) click "Select all" then copy to or move to(you can uncheck or check the items you want to move).
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  5. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 & 8.1
    Thread Starter
       01 Oct 2015 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I have never used a tablet before, but...
    Can you use the ribbon in file explorer?
    Go to View tab and check "Item Checkboxes", then go to the home tab (if you want the whole folder) click "Select all" then copy to or move to(you can uncheck or check the items you want to move).
    I never thought of doing it that way, but it worked great. Thanks
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       01 Oct 2015 #6

    bpratt said: View Post
    I never thought of doing it that way, but it worked great. Thanks
    Your welcome, I don't know if there is a better way for Tablets, but that's how I do it on my PC.
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  7.    15 Apr 2016 #7

    I see why people hate changing systems. something simple as selecting multi files
    we have do a search
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