If by File Explorer you mean Windows Explorer, here's what to
Open Windows Explorer.
press Alt-T for Tools, O for options.
In the property page that opens, shift tab to the tab controls
and right arrow to the view tab.
Tab to the tree view and find the item called "Use check boxes
to select items." I pressed the letter U and jumped right to
Press spacebar to unselect the tree view
Tab to OK and press spacebar.
If File Explorer is different than Windows Explorer, maybe
File Explorer copied the menu choices, property page and so on from Windows
Explorer. Couldn't hurt to try.
All,’I just bought a new laptop and all of my file names in file
explorer and the icons on the desktop have a check box that proceed them.
I remember changing this setting a long time ago, but for the life of me I
can’t find it. I seem to remember making this change inside of file
explorer, but can’t remember where. Also, what is the purpose for the
Thank you in advance,
P.S. I apologize if this is a very basic question, but I am a Mac
user just getting back into the Windows pool and to say the least I am still in
the kiddie pool.
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark; than alone in the
light.” | Helen Keller