To select multiple files on a Mac, hold down the Command key and click each file you want to select.
When you have the files selected that you want, press the Command key and then hit the Delete key to delete them.
If you want to cut or copy the files instead of deleting them, hold down the Option key before pressing the Command key and hitting the Delete key.
This will prompt an action menu to appear to choose what you want to do with the files. You can also use this method to open multiple files at once.
Just highlight all of the files you want to open and then press Command+O. This will open all of the files in separate windows.
To select a group of non-contiguous files, hold down the Command key and click each file you want to select.
This will add a checkmark next to each file that is selected. To deselect any unselected files, click on them again while holding down the Command key.
Once all files are checked off that you want to select, press either the Shift key or the Command key and then hit Delete to delete them or move them elsewhere on your Mac’s hard drive. You can also use this method with Option instead of Shift for copying instead of deleting/moving.
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true;killall Finder
To see hidden files on a particular drive, go to the Finder menu and select “Preferences”. In the General tab under “Show these items on the desktop,” check off your desired drive.
Now open a Terminal window (in /Applications/Utilities/). Type in: and hit return. This will show all of the folders and files that were hidden by default.
To hide them again, go back into the Terminal and type: and hit return again. You can also use this method with Option instead of Shift for copying instead of deleting/moving.
Why can’t I select multiple files on Mac?
This is an issue on Mac. You can’t select files on Mac because Apple doesn’t make it possible to do so.
When you want to copy or cut files, you can’t do it with a simple click because the context menu only provides the Option to “get info”.
You need to hold [Option] while dragging and dropping. Your other alternative is to select them one by one (which is super tedious and time-consuming). I created a small app that allows you to choose and select items easily to make it easier.
How do you select multiple files using the keyboard?
It’s impossible to use the command and shift keys on a mac and still select multiple files. You need to hold the shift key down and press the command key before selecting each file.
If you want to deselect a file, hold the command key and click on the file you want to deselect.
If you need to select a group of not contiguous files, press the command key and then click on the first file.
Drag the cursor over all of the other files you want to select and release the mouse button. All of the files will be selected.
If you want to open a file in a new window, hold down the control key while clicking on the file.
This will open the file in a new window. If you have more than one window open and you want to close one, hold down the command key while clicking on the window’s Close button. This will close the window.
Now that you know how to select multiple files on a mac, you can easily open, copy, move or delete them. Be sure to experiment with different methods to see which one works best for you.
How to Mop Up Groups of Files with Multiple Items?
In Finder, select the files you want to group and press Command-G. A new group will be created, and your files will be inside it.
If you have many files to group together, hold down the Command key while clicking each file’s icon to select them all at once.
You can also select multiple folders by holding down the Command key and clicking on each one. To ungroup the files, press Command-G again. This time, nothing will happen because there are no files selected.
Now that you know how to select multiple files on Mac, the possibilities are endless! You can move them all to a new folder, delete them, or even edit them all at once.
If you have many files to group together, then hold down the Command key while clicking each file’s icon to select them all at once.
Fixing Multi-Select Batch Files Not Working?
If you are having trouble selecting multiple files at once on your Mac, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try.
First, make ensure that you are using the latest version of macOS. If you use an older version of macOS, you may experience problems with multi-select batch files not working.
Another thing to try is restarting your computer. Sometimes small glitches in the system can cause problems with multi-select batch files not working properly. If those steps don’t work, you may need to reinstall macOS.
If the latest version of macOS works with multi-select batch files, but you are still experiencing problems, it may be time to do some housekeeping on your Mac.
First, try emptying the trash and checking for corrupted applications. If those steps don’t work, it may be time to do a factory reset on your Mac.
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