How to enable check boxes on Windows 8.x

By | July 18, 2014
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Mike wants to know how to enable check boxes on Windows 8x
I just got a new computer with Windows 8 on it. I had Windows 7 before and in one of your newsletters you had an article about using checkboxes to select files in Windows Explorer.

I really loved the check boxes feature and used it all the time. But now I have a new computer with Windows 8 and I don’t have that feature. My question is does Windows 8 have that feature and if it does how do I turn it on? I love your newsletters – I look forward to Fridays! Thanks, Mike.

Our Answer
Thanks Mike. You’re in luck. Windows 8 has the checkbox feature too.

Here’s how to turn on the checkboxes features in Windows 8.x:

1. Open Windows Explorer (Press the Windows key + E)

2. Click on the View on the Windows Explorer Ribbon (toolbar).

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3. Check the box next to “Item check boxes”. (See image above.)

4. Close Windows Explorer

You should now see check boxes at the top-left of a folder whenever you hover over it. There you go! Using Checkboxes is a great way to select multiple files in Windows 8.x .

2 thoughts on “How to enable check boxes on Windows 8.x

  1. Kay James

    Hi first want to tell you how much I appreciate aii the things you have taught me .I have a question which is years ago I bought your life time premium news letter but later on in years I stopped getting it. I still do get the free one, but not near as much information. Oh another thing when looking at your web page Where you click on link to finish reading about the article it is all little question marks in small boxes thank you for all your help over the years

    1. infoave Post author

      You need to contact us personally so we can look at your account. You’re using SBC Global Net — and we’re 100% they are blocking InfoAve Premium. The reason why you still get the free edition and not the Premium edition is because the Premium edition has approx. 5 times more content and therefore is more vulnerable to your ISP’s censorship. We have sent our Premium newsletter for 562 weeks in a row and we haven’t missed sending a single issue. Thanks for your nice comments.


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