System hacks: discontinuous file multiple selection skills more

In Windows 10 File Explorer to select files, if you want to select a very large number of items and discontinuous arrangement, in addition to the traditional Ctrl or Shift plus mouse click, what else is a good way?

1. Use reverse selection to improve the efficiency of selection

If you want to select more files than the files that are not selected, it is worth thinking backwards at this point. You can first select those files that do not need, and then through Explorer “Home” function card under the “Select” group of “reverse selection” command, you can once the need for You can select the files you need at once by using the “Reverse Selection” command in the “Select” group under the Explorer “Home” tab (Figure 1).


Tip: The principle of “complementing” more and less choices to turn tedious work into simple work is worth learning from in all software environments that have reverse selection. Both files and content. 2.

2. turn on item review and give up keyboard operation

If it is not convenient to use the keyboard with a greasepaint in hand, or if the keyboard control keys are damaged, multiple selections can be made using only the mouse for emergencies. This requires the item checkbox option to help. The item checkbox is located in the “Show/Hide” group in the Explorer “View” menu panel (Figure 2). Once turned on, you can use the mouse to freely click on discrete files.


Using only mouse clicks is often inefficient. However, if you can use a combination of check boxes and reverse selection, you can greatly improve the efficiency and flexibility of the selection of discontinuous documents.

3. the use of good keywords to achieve automatic selection

If you want to select the file has a common pattern, you can first use keywords to filter, and then a one-time selection of eligible files. For example, to select a one-time file name in the software directory and PDF-related software, these software is not arranged next to each other, one by one, the more troublesome to re-elect. At this point, the search box in the upper-right corner of the resource list, enter PDF, the system will automatically filter out PDF-related software, the implementation of Ctrl + A or Select All command, you can select these scattered files at once (Figure 3).


4. Personalize your selection with extended attributes

Files with certain unique properties are not necessarily arranged next to each other. For example, music files with the same bitrate. If you need to select music files with the same bitrate at once, you can use the extended display and sorting of the music file properties tab, and then make your selection.

First select “Bitrate” in Explorer by using the “Add Column” command, then click on the “Bitrate” column in the file list to sort the files so that files of a certain bitrate will be This way, files of a certain bitrate will be displayed centrally, and can be selected at once using the previous method (Figure 4).


Extended reading: The selection of discontinuous files can also be done by using system commands. For example, if you need to extract a file named with the word “Summary” to the D drive at once, just execute the command “COPY * Summary. * D:” command.

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