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What happen to CTRL to select.

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    What happen to CTRL to select.


    Why in win 8.1 pro can't i select mutiple files that aren't in sequence by holding the control key like you could in win 7. Or How do you selectively choose files now?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Why in win 8.1 pro can't i select mutiple files that aren't in sequence by holding the control key like you could in win 7. Or How do you selectively choose files now?
    It works for me.

    Try this setting in Folder Options then hold Ctrl key & select a few files.

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    Thanks David your suggestion worked for me.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Thanks David your suggestion worked for me.
    You are welcome. +1
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