How to Add "Select all" to the Context Menu in Vista

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By default in Vista, you have to either click on Edit (Menu bar) and Select all or press CTRL+A to select all items in a Windows Explorer window.

This will show you how to add Select all to the context menu of the desktop and blank area in a folder window to be able to easily select all items in a Windows Explorer window in Vista.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

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Do not use this in Windows 7 since Windows 7 has libraries and needs an extra entry for them. Use the tutorial below for Windows 7 instead:

How to Add "Select all" to the Context Menu in Windows 7


EXAMPLE: "Select all" added to context menu
NOTE: You would right click on a empty area on the desktop and in a folder window to see these.
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OPTION ONE

To Add "Select all" to Context Menu

1. Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and save it to your desktop.
Add_Select_all.reg

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2. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

3. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

4. Select all has now been added to the context menu in Vista.

5. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.







OPTION TWO

To Remove "Select all" from Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and save it to your desktop.
Remove_Select_all.reg

download
2. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

3. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

4. Select all has now been removed from the context menu in Vista.

5. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.
That's it,
Shawn