On Windows 10, File Explorer displays prominent check boxes every time a file is selected. It makes the control of file simpler with a touch screen, but without those check boxes, you might prefer a classic experience. When allowed item check boxes look like a small square either empty or with a checkmark within them next to the icon, thumbnail or file name of each file. They appear in layout mode of File Explorer like list and comprehensive views. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to disable File Explorer Check boxes from Windows 10.

Disable File Explorer Check boxes from Windows 10

To disable File Explorer Check boxes from Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type File Explorer in the search box and then click the File Explorer option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the File Explorer option, the following screen will appear.

Click the View tab from the ribbon appears on top of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As you click the View tab, another ribbon will appear under the main ribbon as the following image is showing.

Now locate the Item check boxes check box. To disable the check boxes from the File Explorer, uncheck this checkbox as highlighted in the above image.

Method#2

Open File Explorer. Click the View tab and then click the Options menu as the following image is showing.

As you click the Options menu, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the View tab and uncheck the Use check boxes to select items checkbox. After that, click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following any one of these methods, you will be able to disable File Explorer Checkboxes from Windows 10.

How to disable File Explorer Check boxes from Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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