Opening a file is easy in Windows. You need to perform double-click on the file or select the file and then hit the Enter key to open it. But how do you open multiple files at once in Windows 10/11? This guide will show you how to open multiple files at once.
Before we tell you how to open multiple files simultaneously, please remember that you cannot open files of different types at once. That is, for instance, you cannot open two picture files and two text files at once. However, using this method, you can open two or four photos or PDF files at once.
Additionally, not all applications support opening multiple files, but most apps support this feature.
Tip: Our how-to-open multiple folders at once guide might also interest you.
Method 1 of 2
Open multiple files at once using the mouse in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Select the files that you want to open. To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl key and then perform click on files one by one to select them.
Step 2: Once files are selected, right-click on them and then click the Open option.
NOTE: If the Open option does not appear, it’s because you have selected files of different types. Please select files of the same type.
Method 2 of 2
Open multiple files at once using keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10/11
Step 1: The first step is to navigate to the folder where your files are present.
To select multiple files using a keyboard shortcut, hold down the left Ctrl key, use the arrow keys to navigate to the files (without releasing the Ctrl key), and then press the spacebar key to select the file.
Step 2: Once the files you want to open are selected, hit the Enter key to open all the files. Simple as that!
Did you know you can use Ctrl + Shift + N keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in Windows 10/11?
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