Microsoft Windows allows you to use check boxes to select multiple folders and files without having to hold down the Ctrl key. You can add a check box to make selecting multiple files easier.
This feature is very useful for tablet users. Follow the steps below to enable this feature on your computer.
Ways to show or hide check boxes to select items on Windows 10:
Method 1: Add or Remove Check Boxes to Select Items via Folder Options
1- Open Windows Explorer.
2- Select the View tab on the Ribbon and then click on Options.
3- Tap View, select Use check boxes to select items and hit OK.
if you want to re-disable them again for any reason, Enter Folder Options according to the instruction above. Click View, deselect Use check boxes to select items and tap OK.
Method 2: Show or hide check boxes to select items in the View menu
1- While you have File Explorer open, click on the View tab, In the Show/Hide section, check or uncheck the “Item check boxes” box.
Method 3: Add or Remove Check Boxes to Select Items via Registry Editor
1- Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following location
2- Double-click the DWORD AutoCheckSelect in the right pane to modify it.
3- Set it to 1 to enable using check boxes to select items.
Otherwise, set it to 0 (this is default setting).
4- Restart your file explorer to apply the changes.
That’s it. Hope you find this helpful!
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Published on: Dec 6, 2019-edited 21-05-2021