Windows 10: Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken

Discus and support Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In the Explorer, View Tab, you can select, Item Check Boxes. This should show boxes next to each file and folder that can be selected. This seems to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by IsaacFL, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. IsaacFL Win User

    Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken


    In the Explorer, View Tab, you can select, Item Check Boxes. This should show boxes next to each file and folder that can be selected.

    This seems to be broken.

    On my desktop, the check boxes are not there, but there is space for the check box, and you can select it but no check box shows up.

    On my laptop, the checkboxes are not visible until you hover over the location, then the show up.

    Seems like one more MS broken item.

    :)
     
    IsaacFL, Aug 21, 2016
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  2. checkboxes

    Open Start, type: File Explorer Options

    Under the View tab

    Check off the option 'Use check boxes to select items.

    Click Apply then OK
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 21, 2016
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  3. checkboxes

    We are volunteers willing to help you try to resolve this issue.

    Open File Explorer - View tab - on right "Options" --> "Change Folder and search options" - View tab - check "Use check boxes to select items" - APPLY.

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Aug 21, 2016
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken

    You may need to have the left mouse click button set for 'Single Click'.
     
    Edwin, Aug 21, 2016
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  5. IsaacFL Win User
    I tried Single Click and check box is still not there, so it is not that.
     
    IsaacFL, Aug 21, 2016
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  6. Berton Win User
    On File Explorer click View, click on Item check boxes.

    Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken [​IMG]
     
    Berton, Aug 21, 2016
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  7. IsaacFL Win User
    Your picture shows the issue.

    Before, when Item check boxes was checked, there was a box next to each folder or file, that you could check, just like the one before Name. Now as you can see in your picture the check boxes are gone.
     
    IsaacFL, Aug 21, 2016
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  8. mrgeek Win User

    Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken

    If you have the item box ticked in the View at the top, all you have to do is hover the mouse over your selection and the check box will appear for that item. I'll presume you know how to use 'ctrl' to multi-select or 'shift' to select a block of items.


    Option to View Item Check Boxes in Explorer is broken [​IMG]
     
    mrgeek, Apr 4, 2018
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