When working with a number of files on your computer and you wish to select the lot In one hit, there are quite a few ways to do this, such as holding the Ctrl key and tapping each one with your mouse, or clicking on a blank area and using the mouse Itself to highlight each file. Wouldn't It be great If you could select every file with a simple right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Select all option to the right-click context menu.
Depending on your computing environment and the nature of tasks performed, you will have the need to copy & paste a large quantity of files and folders at some point. It's easily done when you're only working with around 20 or 30 Items, but If there's a demand for a huge volume, having to manually select them Is not very convenient.
As such, I will demonstrate how to add the Select all option to the right-click of the mouse, thereby you can select every file/folder In the same directory In one hit. Once the Select all option Is applied, It will be available as shown In the Image above.
To do this, I will use a neat little Registry file that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and apply the Select all option thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Add Select file as shown below. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've navigated to File Explorer, right-clicked on a blank area and after hitting Select, as you can see, the Select all option has been applied. When clicked, this allows to select every file and/or folder located In the same directory In one hit. Let's make sure It's functional In the next step.
Step Four:Upon clicking Select all, every file and folder In my Downloads directory has been automatically highlighted. I can now access, and If need be, copy & paste the lot In one hit.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove the Select all option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Select file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? You'd be surprised that the entire process to apply the Select all option from start to finish, only takes around 30 seconds at the most. The good thing about this tweak, Is that the entries are automatically added to the Windows Registry- leaving little to no room for corruption.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: