If you want to selectively select multiple items in the Windows 10 File Explorer or desktop without a keyboard, then you need to enable “check boxes.”
You can do it as follows:
Navigate to the View tab.
Select the option “Use check boxes to select items.”
Click the “OK” button at the bottom.
From now on, when you hover over an item in File Explorer or on the desktop, you will see a checkbox that allows you to select it.
To Disable: Disable the option above, then click “OK.”
Press Windows + E to launch the File Explorer.
Click on the View tab in the ribbon.
Select the “Item check boxes” option found above “File name extensions.”
To Disable: Disable the above option.
Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.
Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.
Locate AutoCheckSelect in the right pane and double-click it.
In the Value data field, provide 0 (to disable) or 1 (to enable).
Hit the OK button.
Restart the File Explorer. Here’s our guide to help you with this.