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Increasing the max number of files

Increasing the maximum number of files that can be selected from the Context Menu

Windows, by default, will allow a maximum of 15 files to be selected from within Explorer and “actioned”.

This can be changed in the registry by adding this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:00000064

where “00000064” in this case is a decimal max of 100 files.

If you would prefer to simply run a “Registration Entry” file to automatically add this into your registry, it can be downloaded here (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10) but be sure to backup your registry first and open the downloaded file in Notepad, before running it, to ensure it only contains this exact text:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
“MultipleInvokePromptMinimum”=dword:00000064

 

Example: After applying this change, more than 15 files can be selected and the QuickMove and FileToFolder applications will be available to act on them:

MultiSelectMoreThan15

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