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How to select multiple files in Windows

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Hold down the Ctrl key while clicking files to select multiple files at once. You can also hold Shift and click files to select ranges of files, or press Ctrl+A to select all files in the current folder.

You can reduce the time it takes to manage your files by selecting multiple files on your Windows PC. It’s easy to use a keyboard or mouse shortcut in File Explorer. Here we will show you the different methods.

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Select multiple individual files in Windows

To select multiple files that are not next to each other in a folder, use the method here.

Start by opening File Explorer and going to your folder. Then click on the first file you want to select.

Your first file is now selected. To choose more files, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on your other files.

With all your files now selected, you can cut, copy, and perform other file management tasks.

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Select multiple files that are next to each other in Windows

If you want to select multiple files that are next to each other, you don’t have to click each file.

First, open the folder that contains the files you want to select. Then click on the first file to select it. This is the file at the top of the list.

Now that your first file is selected, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click on the last file in the list. Windows will also select all files between the first and last.

You can also do the above process using just a mouse. To do this, left-click and drag the cursor across the files you want to select.

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Select All Files in Windows

Selecting all files in a folder is easier than selecting individual files.

To use this method, open the folder where your files are located. Then on your keyboard, press Ctrl+A.

Press Ctrl+A to select all files.

Windows will select all items in your current folder, including all files and folders.

Now that you know how to select files, learn how to cut or copy files on your Windows 10 or 11 PC.

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