selecting multiple files without opening

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  1. PegM4, Aug 2, 2011
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    PegM4 macrumors newbie

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    This problem only started after I had to have a new hard drive installed from a recall on my iMac. The computer is only 2 months old if that makes any difference. Anyway, when I try to select multiple files, I don't seem to be able to do it without all of them opening. Then I have to close each one before I can move the files I selected. Am I doing something wrong?

    A side issue is, also, that after I have them selected, I would like to get info on the total amount selected. I used to be able to click on "get info" and it would show me the total. Now it opens info on each individual file so I have to add them all together to get the total. Can't figure out what is going on.

    Would appreciate any help.
    Thanks
    Peg
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    How do you select those files?
    And to get a sum of all files, use OPTION+CMD+I.
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    This may sound stupid, but how are you selecting multiple files?

    To get "summary" Get Info on a selection of files hold down the Control key when doing a Command + I.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Aug 2, 2011
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks, didn't know that one, as OPTION+CMD+I is dynamic, whereas CTRL+CMD+I is static.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know about Option + Command + I. Does dynamic mean that it changes if the file sizes change while they're selected?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yep, which is quite handy sometimes.
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. I guess no matter how much you think you know you can always learn something new. :)
     
  8. PegM4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have done the click 1st file and hold down shift key and click last file, as well as trying to do Command+click and selecting them individually. Each time, it opens up each file and they all have to be closed before I can move them.

    Peg
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Are you single or double clicking, and with do you click on what hardware and OS X version?

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