Generally everyone use Ctrl or Shift button to choose multiple files and folders in Windows 7 or Vista. Do you think is it possible to select multiple files without pressing any shift and Ctrl key in Windows explorer ? In Windows 7 there is a special feature to select multiple files and folders by using mouse. It is disabled by default that is why the users are unknown of this feature.
Though it is disabled by default, we can enable this easily. Below is a step by step tutorial to enable check boxes to choose multiple files or folders in windows explorer.
Step 1: Go to Start and click on Control Panel
Step 2:Click on the View by Large Icons
Step 3:Then click on the Folder Options, for easy reference we have described the same through an image
Step 4:Click on the View tab from folder option window
Step 5:In Advanced Settings insert a check mark next to Use check boxes to choose items
Step 6:Finally click on Apply and OK to save the changes
Step 7:Now you should have check boxes available to mark multiple items
By selecting the multiple files and folders, we can do other tasks like copying, deleting, renaming, printing, and compressing. Simply right click on the marked items, and then click the appropriate choice