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Checkboxes for multiple file selection in Windows Vista.

A - answer Sometimes you want to perform a file operation on multiple files. In these cases you can multi-select the files with Ctrl+mouse click. This applies for "File open" operations in AutoCAD or Inventor, as well as standard file operations in Windows Explorer.

In Windows Vista, you can make this selection process more straightforward by enabling file checkboxes. In this mode, you can select all requested files by checking a little box by the name or icon/thumbnail of the respective file:

File folder with checkboxes

You can enable this mode in Windows Explorer. Press Alt to display the menubar and the Tools menu select Folder Options. In the Folder Options dialog go to the View tab and in the Advanced Settings check the option "Use Check Boxes To Select Items". Finish by OK.

This setting applies also for file dialogs in Windows applications. There is also a "top" checkbox to select all files in a given folder.

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10.6.2008    5490x  
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See also:
Tip 9639:How to open the folder with your current DWG drawing?
Tip 9250:How to upload entire folders to the cloud Autodesk 360?
Tip 9032:How to install AutoCAD 2013 or Inventor 2013 in Windows 8?
Tip 8890:Parts checked-out from Vault always open in a new Inventor window.
Tip 8683:How to create an empty folder structure in Vault?

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