How to Select Block of Contiguous Files?

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    joneall Junior Member

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    This would be accomplished in Windows or Linux by entering a file explorer, clicking on the first file, then holding down the shift key as you click on the last file in the group you want.

    I cannot figure out how to do it in the default "My files" or Cheetah or X-plore file explorers.

    When travelling, I transfer photos from the camera's mem card to a tablet every day. This means selecting on the order of 200 files at a time. Doing that by clicking in the little box by the file name is -- at the least -- tedious. It is also error-prone.
     
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    Welcome to the forum
    ES File Explorer has a multi select function.
     
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    That would be great. I have installed it, but have no idea how to do the block selection. (Documentation is not Android's strong point...) Help, please.
     
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    You're right about the documentation part.;) Do a long tap on any one file. Multi select boxes will magically appear. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, But... then I have to click on each file I want. If there is a range of, say, 150 continguous files, I do not want to have to tap on 150 little boxes; I want to tap twice, once on the first and once on the last. In windows, you tap/click on the first and shift-tap/click on on the last. THAT is what I am looking for.

    Any ideas?
     
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    No, I don't. It isn't Windows. ;)
     
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    True. Unfortunately, it isn't (really) Linux either. Thanks for your efforts.
     

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