Windows 10: Highlighting contiguous files

Discus and support Highlighting contiguous files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Searching for "How to highlight contiguous files" gets me one method which is this: "To gather several files or folders sitting next to each other in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jharpj, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. jharpj Win User

    Highlighting contiguous files

    Searching for "How to highlight contiguous files" gets me one method which is this:

    "To gather several files or folders sitting next to each other in a list, click the first one. Then hold down the Shift key as you click the last one. Those two items are highlighted, along with every file and folder sitting between them."

    This method used to work for me but hasn't for several years now. I find this to be true with any windows 10 machine.


    jharpj, Sep 1, 2019

  2. I cannot highlight files in Windows 10


    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    1) Does this issue occur with any specific files in the File explorer?

    2) Does this issue occur n any specific drive?

    3) Does this issue occur on Files on Desktop?

    As a work around, I suggest you to highlight the files of the desktop(if any) and check.

    I suggest you to check the issue in Safe Mode and see if it’s working slowly.

    To enter Safe Mode in Windows 10:

    • Restart your PC.

    • Press Shift + restart
      before the Windows logo appears.

    • Click See Advanced Repair Options.

    • Click Troubleshoot.

    • Click Advanced Options.

    • Click Windows Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart.

    • You then see a list where you can choose
      Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking (depending on whether you think you’ll need the Internet).

    I also suggest you to run system file checker scan and check the issue.

    Sfc /scannow will inspect all of the important Windows files on your computer, including Windows DLL files. If System File Checker finds an issue with any of these protected files, it will replace it.

    Follow the steps:

    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Command prompt (Admin).

    • At the Command Prompt, type:

    Hope this helps. Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Anil Madishetty, Sep 1, 2019
  3. Unable to highlight files in File Explorer

    Hi Ken,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.

    I suggest you to run System file checker. System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • In Command prompt type sfc/scannow and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.

    Also, see: Fix Windows corruption errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool.

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope it helps.
    Abdul_Malik, Sep 1, 2019
  4. Wile E Win User

    Highlighting contiguous files

    Post your 8800GT overclock pics

    Ok then, download GPU-Z, run it.

    Click the highlighted button in my pic, and select save to file.

    Highlighting contiguous files example.jpg
    Wile E, Sep 1, 2019

Highlighting contiguous files

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