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Select all files in a folder using the only the mouse

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    Select all files in a folder using the only the mouse


    I have just installed Win 8.1 and can't find a way to select all files in a folder using only the mouse. I could do it under Win 7 by using Organize. Is there a Win 8 equivalent? I know about Ctrl-A but that is not what I want.

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Hi there. I use Ctrl-A and I'm on my phone at the moment, but is there not "Select all" on the right-click context menu of a folder?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Thank you but I can't find one. It seems logical there would be but what does that have to do with anything?
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  4. #4


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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    There are 2 ways to do this:
    1. Add a right click context menu: Select - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 8

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    2. Left click & Hold the top left of content windows and drag to the bottom left then release will select all the items.
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  5. #5


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Seemples

    Just click in the box in File explorer. I'm on Windows 8.1 update 1 so I don't know if this works in earlier versions though.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you don't see the check boxes, make sure you have 'item check boxes' checked under the view menu.

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  7. #7


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much! The link to Brink's tutorial showed me that by using the Home tab I found exactly what I was looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    There are 2 ways to do this:
    1. Add a right click context menu: Select - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 8

      Click image for larger version


    2. Left click & Hold the top left of content windows and drag to the bottom left then release will select all the items.
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