Multiple File Select and Select All

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by John, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I'm having the same problem that Krun is (quoted below), and not just in the
    download folder. Every folder except the base user folder (and the desktop
    oddly) seems to allow only a single file to be selected. I've tried this both
    with the regular selection
    method, and the new select by checkbox method.

    The weirdest part is that in some folders, sometimes, you can multi-select
    normally after opening them directly from the start menu. i.e., Pictures,
    Documents), but only until you move to another folder that cannot and back.
    It appears that there is some strange permission setting that is fluctuating.

    In answer to the question(s) you just thought:
    * yes, my login is an admin login
    * yes, I've tried it with the User Account Control both on and off
    * yes, I've tried it by using run as Administrator on Windows Explorer
    * I tried it in every folder under C:\ with no luck
    * The only folders that ever work properly are my user folder and some of
    the folders *directly* under it
    * The only time that any of them other than the user folder work correctly
    is when you select the folder from the start menu directly or occasionally
    (but not consistently) when you use the favorite links list to select it

    Not sure what the heck this is, but it is wierd (and annoying :).

    John, Jul 7, 2006
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  2. John

    Alan Simpson Guest

    I haven't experienced this problem. But I'm wondering if you're trying to
    select by lassoing? If so, it may be that you're not starting from neutral
    territory. What used to be empty space in earlier versions of Windows isn't
    empty any more. Even if you just get the mouse pointer near an icon, you
    select that icon. And when you drag, you move the icon rather than select
    anything. Select All, Ctrl+Click, Shift+Click and the various keyboard
    methods should work the same as always. But dragging the mouse pointer
    through icons is tricky in Vista.
    Alan Simpson, Jul 9, 2006
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  3. John

    stockspex Guest

    Same stinking problem here with my Vista 32 Home Premium!
    stockspex, Mar 16, 2007
  4. John

    Guest Guest

    What a stupid reply. You didn't quote and someone asked a clarifing question
    and you couldn't bother answering.
    Guest, Mar 16, 2007
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