I use windows explorer a lot in Vista with select all or Ctrl+a to select multiple files, now the annoying thing is it works perfectly just like on XP, but here’s the catch, after a while using it suddenly I cannot select multiple files anymore or even use the Ctrl+a key (even tried on file and select all) because it’s either grayed out or just won’t let me, now by that time i have to select one by one which is very annoying!
Is there a solution to that or security settings that I need to change, because right now if I have to delete i.e. more then 20 documents I don’t even bother anymore which make me to do the system restore to get back to the previous settings which still works flawlessly.
In waiting for your response, Thank You.
This is due to a rogue setting which is created is perpetuated by the saved folder view settings.
- Run Regedit.
- In Regedit, navigate to the following key:
In it try to identify the the BAG number which is causing the selection problem. Delete that single bag entry. If you are unable to identify it then delete the entire Bags folder. All that these Bags entries do is remember folder view settings so you would not be deleting anything vital. Moreover, they get re-created once you logoff, logon and start using Windows Explorer.