Whenever you select a file in Windows 10 file explorer, visible checkboxes are displayed. This makes file management easy with the touch screen display, but in the classic display, it is better to turn off the checkboxes. The checkboxes look like a small square with a checkmate inside of them which is given beside each file icon.
In this guide, we will show you how to remove checkboxes in file explorer on windows 10.
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Turning Off the Checkboxes in Windows Explorer
Here’s how you can do it:
- Open File Explorer either by clicking on the file explorer icon pinned on the taskbar or by pressing and holding “Windows + E” from the keyboard. It could also be opened from the Start menu.
- Click on the “View” tab on the ribbon in Windows Explorer Window.
- Find the “Item checkboxes” in the “View” toolbar and click on it. It would uncheck the box if the option has already been enabled.
Unchecking the box will disable the checkboxes option that appears when you select a file. Now when you will select the files, the checkmarks won’t be there anymore. To enable the option again, follow the steps mentioned above the check the “Item Check Boxes” option in the “View” tab.