Save time by quickly selecting files in windows

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Selecting a couple of files from many files is a common daily task if you are a windows user. You must be familiar with selecting files in windows by clicking the left mouse button and dragging the cursor over the files you want select, but in case if you are selecting some specific files from a folder containing hundreds of files, you will have to select each specific file one by one which would waste a lot of  time. This tweak would really save some time for you as most of the windows users don’t know about this simple tweak which will enable you to make the check option permanent and help you in selecting  files in windows quickly.


There are basically two ways for selecting files in windows quickly.

  • You can either simply select files by pressing the shift/ctrl key and clicking on the file you want to select.
  • Or if you’re too lazy to press the shift/ctrl button every time you want to select some specific files then you can enable the ‘check option’ by following the simple steps shown below:

Go to folder options by typing folder options in the search bar in start menu.


Now in folder options, click on the ‘view’ tab and scroll down. Select the option ‘Use check boxes to select items’ and you’re good to go.

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Now you can see that every file or folder has a small box in which a tick would be placed if you select it.
This tweak would be particularly helpful for the disabled people who might have difficulty pressing buttons and clicking at the  same time.

What do you think about this simple tweak? Do you think it would save you some precious time? Answer to us in the comments section below!

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