If you haven't already noticed, when you navigate to File Explorer In Windows 10, there's the option to select multiple files and folders by marking their respective checkbox, thereby allowing to perform tasks such as copying, moving and deleting Items all In one hit. This feature Is not enabled by default, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Item check boxes option to the right-click context menu.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Navigate to File Explorer, select the View tab and then hit Item check boxes. As a result, when you hover over (In this example) folders, you can check each one as shown below.
You can also do the very same with files. The purpose of this, Is to select multiple files or folders and perform certain operations like moving, copying or executing the Items all at the same time. Nothing beats the simplicity of having the Item check boxes option via the right-click of the mouse, thus I will demonstrate how to add It, by using a neat little Registry file.
All that's required on your part Is to double-click the Registry file, follow a couple of prompts, and the option will be applied to the right-click menu 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 Check Boxes.reg file. 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:This Is the result before the above tweak was applied. I've right-clicked my Desktop folder In File Explorer, and the Item check boxes option Is not available.
Step Four:And here's the result after applying the tweak. Upon right-clicking my Desktop folder once again, as you can see, the Item check boxes option Is readily available. I can now enable & disable check boxes to files and folders, with a click of the mouse.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove the Item check boxes option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Check Boxes.reg file and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:Although It's not too difficult at all to apply the check boxes as shown at the beginning of this article via File Explorer, what happens If you're located at your computer's desktop? Obviously File Explorer Is not accessible there, thus there's no native method to utilize when In the desktop environment.
When applying the above Registry tweak, the Item check boxes Is available no matter where you're located at the time, and that's what makes It so effective.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry file.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: