How to Enable or Disable Use Check Boxes to Select Items in Windows 10?

If you want to selectively select multiple items in File Explorer or desktop without using the keyboard, then you need to enable check box.

Here’s how you can do that:

Open the File Explorer Options.

Navigate to the View tab.

Select Use check boxes to select items option which you can find between Show sync provider notifications and Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended).

Selected Use check boxes to select items option

Click the Ok button at the bottom.

From now on, hover your mouse over an item in the File Explorer or desktop, and you can see a check box that you can use to select the item.

Selected the items using its checkbox

​To disable: unselect the above option.

Alternate method

To enable:

​Launch File Explorer.

Click on the View tab in the Ribbon.

Select the Item check boxes option which you can find above File name extensions.

Selected Item check boxes option

To disable: unselect the above option.

That’s all.