Can you select multiple folders in Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, May 14, 2011.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I haven't been able to do this and just assumed that it wasn't possible until I saw this...

    Select multiple files or folders

    This doesn't work on my computer, can other people open Explorer and select more then one folder at a time?

    I've tried this when I wanted to move multiple folders to an external drive and had to do them one at a time.

    Mike
     
  2. msfanboy98

    msfanboy98 New Member

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    click on a folder. Hold CTRL, and click on another folder.
     
  3. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Hi Mike,
    It works, and always has, for me. I might get the occasional glitch when I select "too many" folders/files. The number of folders/files, when it happens to complain, isn't a consistent number though.
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Ah Ha...

    I get it, the folders have to be in the middle pane.
    I was opening expanding the main folder in the left pane and then trying to select multiple folders underneath it.without displaying the folders in the central pane.

    Like this...Duh!

    [​IMG]

    Now the light dawns.

    Mike
     
  5. msfanboy98

    msfanboy98 New Member

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    glad you got your problem fixed. :)
     

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