1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

"Select all" command

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by olopbob, Sep 26, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. olopbob

    olopbob Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    28
    I can't figure out how to use "edit" then "select all" to move almost all the files into a folder. I'm running XP and know there must be a easy way to preform this task: I have hundreds
    of music files and I want to move 95% of them into a new folder. I don't have the time to, or finger strength to hold control and choose hundreds of music files to drag and drop into new folder. I know there must be a way to select all and then deselect a few.
    Anyone know the workaround?
     
  2. wizzkid

    wizzkid

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    662
    Hi,

    The the folder conteaining your music, click on edit -> select all. all the contents of that folder will then be highlighted -> Left click on one of the highlighted file the rest will follow and drag it to the folder you want to put them in.(all files will be moved). ( you will have to move the other 5% back manually), by either one at a time, pressing Ctrl + selecting the file by left-clicking on it, then dragging them to the correct folder or if the files are all together in a straight line select the top file, press the shift key, then keeping the shift key depressed click on the bottom file, once selected drag em to the correct location.

    OR :)

    Edit -> Select all -> Press Ctrl and Click on each music file you would like to stay in that folder, this particular file will then be "unhighlighted, is that a word!!!!" And it will remain in that folder when you drag the rest of em to the new one.


    Wizzkid
     
  3. olopbob

    olopbob Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    28
    It finally hit me to try using Ctrl+A to select all and then held Ctrl and deselected the ones I didn't want. It worked.Thanks for suggestion though, knew I was missing something I knew,
    just haven't used it lately (my brain that is)
     
  4. Moby

    Moby

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    8,709
    Another way of moving lots of files is to select one, any one, hold down the left shift button, select another file further down the list, all files in between the 2 are selected, using the control key then, you can add and subtract single files to or from that selection, could have worked that way too.
     
  5. wizzkid

    wizzkid

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    662
    Hi, Moby,

    Yep, know about that one


    Wizzkid
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/167525

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice