Selecting “only some” folders or files in Windows 7 is a bit complex, since the system usually takes more than one selection when holding down the CTRL key from the keyboard. Luckily there is a way to activate a checkbox (like those used on the web pages form) beside the files or folders in Microsoft Windows 7.
This is the way you normally select only some folders and files:
To activate checkbox in Windows 7 Explorer:
1. Click Start and type “Folder Options” in the search box, then press the enter key:
2. Once you open the folder options, go to the View tab and then go down where the blue selection is used to indicate the position of “Use the checkboxes to select items”, click to check it and then click Apply and OK:
3. As you see, select all and only a few items is much easier by clicking the checkboxes beside the folders and files on single click in Windows 7:
To revert back to normal (in case you do not like it), open the folder options, go to the View tab and then go down to “Use the checkboxes to select items”,uncheck it and then click Apply and OK