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How to Add Item check boxes to Context Menu in Windows 10

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You can use check boxes to make selecting multiple items in any order easier to do in File Explorer and on your desktop in Windows.

When check boxes is turned on, you can hover the pointer over each item to reveal the check box to be able to check (select) or uncheck (unselect) it.

By default, you can use Item check boxes from the View tab in the ribbon of File Explorer to quickly toggle use check boxes on and off.

This tutorial will show you how to add Item check boxes to the context menu of the desktop, drives, files, folders, and folder/drive backgrounds for all users in Windows 10.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


EXAMPLE: "Item check boxes" context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Item check boxes" to Context Menu of Files and Folders

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Item_check_boxes_to_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Item check boxes" from Context Menu of Files and Folders

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Item_check_boxes_from_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn