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Can you copy multiple files that aren't next to each other? *SOLVED*

Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Like say I only wanted to copy files A, and not b

~File A ~File A ~File A ~File B ~File A

Is there any way to like skip copying file b and copy all the rest instead(without rearranging)? Or 'selectively copy'? It's not really that big of a deal, but I was just curious more than anything.
Using Windows XP.

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  • Grid SystemGrid System Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ctrl+Left Click lets you select multiple non-adjacent files.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Unless I'm misunderstanding what you want to do:

    1. Click the first file
    2. Hold SHIFT
    3. Click the last file
    4. Release SHIFT and hold CTRL
    5. Click File B to deselect it

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  • ZifnabZifnab Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    You can click and drag around multiple files to select a bunch that are in a group, for one. If you want a lot of files except for one or two, you can click the first, shift+click the last, then ctrl+click the ones that you don't want. If you want a few files scattered through a lot of files, you can ctrl+click just the ones you want to select them. Finally, if you want a bunch of groups of files, you can ctrl+drag around different groups to select them, as long as you keep holding ctrl. I think that's all the different ways you can do it.

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  • Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Unless I'm misunderstanding what you want to do:

    1. Click the first file
    2. Hold SHIFT
    3. Click the last file
    4. Release SHIFT and hold CTRL
    5. Click File B to deselect it

    Ah, that was what I was wanting, thanks a bunch.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    For us cool pompous Mac people, it's the Apple key in place of the Ctrl key.

    Back at work (XP), I still try to copy-paste with the Windows key. Hint: it neither copies nor pastes.

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