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How to Remove Check Box in Windows 11

Written by Thirumalraj

If you want to selectively select multiple items in the Windows 11 File Explorer or desktop without a keyboard, you need to enable “check boxes.”

Here are the steps:

Open the File Explorer Options. To do this, open Run by pressing Windows + R, type control folders, and press the Enter key.

Navigate to the View tab.

Select the option “Use check boxes to select items.”

Click the “OK” button at the bottom.

That’s it.

When you hover over an item in File Explorer or on the desktop, you’ll see a checkbox that allows you to select it.

Note: To disable, follow these steps: Disable the option above, then click “OK.”

Alternative Ways

Method #1

To enable it, follow these steps:

Press Windows + E to launch the File Explorer.

Click on the View in the command bar at the top and hover your mouse over Show.

Hit the “Item check boxes” option found between the “Preview pane” and “File name extensions.” A tick beside the option means it is enabled.

That’s all.

To disable, follow this step: Hit the option above.

Method #2

Launch the Registry Editor. 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.

Provide 0 (to disable) or 1 (to enable) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.