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How to disable checkboxes in Windows 11 File Explorer

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Disable Windows 11 File Explorer checkboxes

In Windows 11, File Explorer displays checkboxes on file icons whenever they are selected, this is something that comes by default. Obviously it is something useful for those devices with a touch screen, but not so much for those who do not have this kind of screen. For this reason, we will see in detail how to disable boxes of verification of the Explorer of files in Windows 11..

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These navigation boxes first appeared in Windows Vista's File Explorer. When we select a file in a File Explorer or desktop window, they appear.

Obviously, if you don't like these checkboxes or they are annoying for you. Luckily, it is easy to disable them, although the option to do so is a bit hidden. But do not worry. Because we are going to help you find it quickly..

Disable Windows 11 File Explorer checkboxes

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The first thing we will have to do is open the Windows file explorer. If we do not have direct access from the taskbar, we can right click on the "Start" button and then select "File Explorer".

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A File Explorer window will open, here we will have to click on the "View" option found in the upper right corner of that window..

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Once we are in the "View" menu, we simply choose "Show" and a submenu will appear. Now we click on "Item checkboxes" to be able to remove the check mark.

This is the only thing we need to do to disable the File Explorer checkboxes. If for some reason we change our mind, then we will simply have to repeat the steps again from the menu View> Show in File Explorer and place a check mark next to "Item check box".

As you can see, it is extremely easy and simple to deactivate them. Although obviously, your option is a bit hidden from most users. Once we know how to get there, it is a matter of seconds to have the option disabled.



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