Video: Windows 7 and Vista tweak: Select multiple files with checkboxes

Bill Detwiler shows you how to select multiple files in Windows 7 and Vista with the "Use Check Boxes to Select Items" feature.

For years, Windows users have used a two-handed procedure for selecting multiple files that weren't next to each other. With one hand they would hold down the CTRL key and with the other they would click each file's name.

However, with the often-overlooked checkbox feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can select multiple files with one mouse-equipped hand. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Mark Kaelin's article, "Quick Tip: Select files in Windows Explorer with checkboxes."

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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