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How To Select Multiple Files, Folders And Icons In Windows

A common question that people have been frequently asking me is how select a group of files, folders or icons within a directory and how to continually select them one by one in a directory. So without further ado, this technical brief will show you how to select multiple files, folders and icons within any directory.

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Selecting Multiple Files, Folders And Icons In Windows

  1. For demonstration purposes, we will Select a few files of your choosing.
  2. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop until it opens.
  3. Then double click on your (C:) drive until it opens up for you.
  4. Now double click on any Yellow folder that contains files you wish to Select until it opens.
  5. Now gently click on the very first item, whether it's a file or folder, until it becomes highlighted.
  6. Now Hold down the Control Key (Ctrl) on your keyboard to set your mouse to Select files.
  7. Then with your mouse, gently click on a few more items until they become highlighted too.
  8. Therefore, by holding down the Control Key (Ctrl), you can Select multiple items one by one.
  9. To quickly select a group of items, you can Hold down the Shift Key instead.
  10. For instance, close all windows and double click on the My Computer icon until it opens.
  11. Then double click on your (C:) drive until it opens up for you.
  12. Now double click on any Yellow folder that contains files you wish to Select until it opens.
  13. Now gently click on the very first item, whether it's a file or folder, until it becomes highlighted.
  14. Now Hold down the Shift Key on your keyboard to set your mouse to Select a group of files.
  15. Then with your mouse, gently click on an item that further away from the one that is highlighted.
  16. Notice how all the items in between also become highlighted as a result of holding the Shift Key.
  17. And that is all there is to Selecting Multiple Files and Folders In Windows.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Operating Systems Including Windows XP.

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